Tencent's Internet platforms QQ, QQ.com, QQ Games, and Pai have brought together China's largest Internet community.
Tencent's communications and information-sharing services include QQ.com, QQ Instant Messenger, QQ Mail, and search engine SOSO.
Unfortunately, many are paying a very steep price for that.
Encryption is the process of mathematically processing data using an encryption “key“, such as a password or passphrase, in such a way that the result of the combination is unrecognizable as the original.
It could be end-to-end encryption, but there are indications that, particularly when routed through the Skype servers, the conversation could be visible or audible in unencrypted form.