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Skype censors text messages in China

Apr 20, 20061 min
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Skype is bowing to the powers that be in China, censoring text messages sent in that country “in compliance with state law.”

According to reports: “Skype and its partner in China, Tom Online, had been accused of censoring text messages that contained banned terms like ‘Falun Gong’ and ‘Dalai Lama’, according to the Financial Times.”

Skype CEO Niklas Zennstrom says it’s the price of doing business in the communist country, one of its biggest markets: “I may like or not like the laws and regulations to operate businesses in the UK or Germany or the U.S., but if I do business there I choose to comply with those laws and regulations.”