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Microsoft May Offer Skype Codes to Russia’s FSB, Vedomosti Says

Microsoft Corp. may disclose the source code for Skype Technologies SA’s Internet telephone programs to Russia’s Federal Security Service after it completes its acquisition of the company, Vedomosti said.

Microsoft already provides the main successor agency to the Soviet KGB with the source codes for its own products, the Moscow-based newspaper said. The FSB, as the agency is known, won’t be able to listen to individual Skype calls with only the source codes, though the data may help it hack the service, Vedomosti said.