According to Professor Matt Green at Johns Hopkins University, “The problem right now is that there’s a mismatch between the privacy people expect and what Microsoft is actually delivering. Even if Microsoft is only scanning links for ‘good’ purposes, say detecting malicious URLs, this indicates that they can intercept some of your text messages. And that means they could potentially intercept a lot more of them.”
Green’s reasoning is pretty sound in the sense that they might be on the look out to detect malicious links which could install malware on computers of others, and he does raise a good point as to how this could also mean Microsoft could be intercepting and reading private messages at the same time, even though there is no proof that they are doing that. We guess for the most part most of us don’t have to be too concerned, but for companies who might be using Skype to conduct meetings on products or share sensitive data, this could be a concern. What do you guys think?