Skype won’t comment on whether it can now eavesdrop on conversations.

Does “No Comment” mean yes we can?

“So what has changed? In May 2011, Microsoft bought over Skype for $8.5 billion. One month later, in June, Microsoft was granted a patent for ‘legal intercept’ technology designed to be used with VOIP services like Skype to ‘silently copy communication transmitted via the communication session.’ Whether this technology was subsequently integrated into the Skype architecture, it’s impossible to say for sure.”

Skype won’t comment on whether it can now eavesdrop on conversations.