I had a private Gmail video chat with my girlfriend.
Unfortunately, many are paying a very steep price for that. On one hand, Microsoft is pretty clear that instant messaging traffic (text) is sent to its servers as well as the recipient.
I don’t believe Skype (which is now owned by Microsoft) is recording your calls. If there’s a Skype-to-Skype connection, it may be encrypted end-to-end, but messages sent to the Skype servers are encrypted only en route, and arrive there unencrypted.
Mr Stevens said the feature is the one users have requested most.
He added that the company also plans to focus on getting Skype on devices beyond computers, such as smart phones.
So, there’s not really a virus, but I’m still afraid that Google or my ISP will record it for monitoring and all.