Lauren Goode

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Rare Skype Bug Sends Messages to Unintended Users; Fix in the Works

A recent update to video- and text-messaging platform Skype has resulted in some errant text messages being sent to recipients who weren’t meant to see the messages. Skype, which is owned by Microsoft, confirmed in a statement to Engadget that it is “rolling out a fix for this issue in the next few days” and will notify users when a new updated version of the application is available for download.


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik