EU seeks stricter controls over WhatsApp, Skype

2016-09-14 17:30

The European Union will subject internet services like WhatsApp and Skype to similar rules that traditional telecommunications firms face, according to major reform proposals.

Sexy hackers steal Syria rebel plans

2015-02-02 22:33

Hackers targeted Syrian opposition members with online 'honey traps,' posing as female supporters to steal battle plans and the identity of defectors.

Elderly given an internet key to family links

2014-07-27 16:00

Two grandmothers mystified by computer tablets have inspired a start-up to develop an application to help the elderly stay in touch.

New app introduces James Bond features

2014-07-10 20:00

A company known for mobile apps designed to thwart government surveillance, Silent Circle, is introducing a secrecy-cloaking phone service.

Australia navy probes sex abuse initiation

2013-11-08 16:21

The Australian navy is investigating allegations of "inappropriate behaviour" related to initiation rites in which young sailors were sexually assaulted with pens and bottles.

Skype to replace Microsoft Messenger

2013-01-10 08:21

Microsoft hassent out word that it will "retire" its Messenger online chat feature on March 15 and replace it with the Skype internet telephony service.

Director uses Skype for auditions

2012-09-10 10:28

Director David O Russell has used Skype for the first time to audition actors for his latest film and introduced the online video chat service to a village in India.

Skype puts ads into free internet calls

2012-06-14 18:39

Skype has began showing callers on-screen ads while they use the globally popular free internet telephone service.

Wife sees soldier die during Skype chat

2012-05-04 22:01

The wife of a US Army medic serving in Afghanistan witnessed his death as the two video chatted via Skype, his family says.


Watch Paul McCartney create unique sounds for emojis on Skype

2016-02-11 22:00

The Beatles were masters of concise yet catchy songs and now Paul McCartney is writing tunes that are even more succinct -- to accompany emojis.

Skype launches video messaging app

2014-10-14 20:15

Microsoft-owned Skype has unveiled a new app enabling users to send short video messages, as the group seeks to catch up to rivals in the mobile messaging space.

Ukraine - assault may last another month

2014-07-10 21:40

Ukraine has warned that its "all-out" assault on pro-Russian insurgents may last another month and rejected calls for a ceasefire.

Syrian group hacks Skype

2014-01-02 08:54

The Syrian Electronic Army hacker has group set its sights on Skype's social media accounts to accuse Microsoft of spying on user data.

Skype marks 10 years of shrinking the world

2013-08-28 14:38

If David Huang had left his native Taiwan for Sweden a generation ago, he would have taken a giant leap into the unknown.

Operators launch WhatsApp challenger

2012-11-28 16:45

Spain's three biggest mobile operators are teaming up to launch a service they hope will help them better compete with the likes of WhatsApp.

Skype IM privacy bug 'rare'

2012-07-17 10:46

Skype has confirmed that a bug that has caused instant messages to be sent to the wrong contacts.

Wife on Skype with soldier saw bullet hole

2012-05-07 11:00

The wife of a US Army nurse who suddenly collapsed during a Skype video chat with his wife, says she saw a bullet hole in a closet behind him, his family says.

Skype adds Facebook video chat

2011-11-17 22:34

Skype has enabled video chatting with Facebook friends through its Mac and PC software.

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