Saturday, May 20, 2006
Skype, the free and easy to use internet telephone, has announced that calling to non-Skype numbers (called SkypeOut) will also be free (for the US and Canada) until the end of 2006. This is amazing news. Download Skype from www.skype.com . You’ll need a headset with a microphone (cost about $30) to prevent feedback and give you excellent quality. Then start calling with your free long-distance internet phone. Whoopeeee!
My question: Are these calls also being monitored by the NSA? I don’t think so.
Another workaround: instead of using email, which is searched automatically by NSA for keywords, use your mic and headset to record mp3 (audio) files and attach these files to an email. They would have to be played to be searched for keywords. I don’t think the NSA has gotten to that yet either.
Google Echelon for your own edification. And please comment if you have any additional information.