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Microsoft Partners with Signal to Bring End-to-end Encrypted Messaging to Skype

Skype will soon join the likes of Facebook Messenger, Apple's iMessage, and WhatsApp by introducing end-to-end encryption, a method of communication that adds an extra layer to conversations by ensuring only the communicating users can read the messages.

Skype, Microsoft’s messaging service that boasts nearly 300 million months users, will take advantage of the Signal Protocol, a non-federated cryptographic protocol co-authored by Moxie Marlinspike, the founder of Open Whisper Systems, four years ago.


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