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Syrian Electronic Army hacks Skype

The attack appears to be the first time a company alleged to have been involved in the NSA’s surveillance programme has been targeted Asia homepage

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Skype for Android now floats video calls on top of other apps

Microsoft is introducing a rather unique feature to its Skype Android client today. Version 4.5 of the app now includes a picture-in-picture window that shows Skype video calls even when you switch to another Android app. Microsoft claims it’s the … Continue reading

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Cisco loses court challenge to Microsoft’s takeover of Skype

By Michele Sinner LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) – Microsoft fended off a challenge to its $ 8.5 billion takeover of messaging service Skype when Europe's second-highest court ruled against claims by rival Cisco that the 2011 deal would harm competition. The decision … Continue reading

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Microsoft blocks censorship of Skype in China: advocacy group

By Paul Carsten BEIJING (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp. has made it harder to monitor calls and chats over its Skype phone service in China, a freedom of expression advocacy group said, as the Chinese government steps up censorship of the … Continue reading

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Pakistan province orders Skype suspended over security concerns

By Mehreen Zahra-Malik ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Pakistani authorities have banned instant messaging and internet telephony services including Skype, Watsapp and Viber in the province of Sindh for three months for security reasons, a government spokesman said on Thursday. Karachi, a … Continue reading

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New Android apps worth downloading: Skype and Sliding Messaging updates, Quell Memento

Make contact with friends, family or whoever with today’s first two apps worth downloading, a pair of handy messaging apps that have just received big updates. Up first is video calling app Skype, which has a new redesign and lots … Continue reading

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NSA taps in to user data of Google, Skype and others, secret files reveal – The Guardian

The Guardian NSA taps in to user data of Google, Skype and others, secret files revealThe GuardianThe National Security Agency has obtained direct access to the systems of Google, Facebook, Apple and other US internet giants, according to a top … Continue reading

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BlackBerry set to add Skype to its app line-up

TORONTO (Reuters) – BlackBerry said on Wednesday it plans to fill one of the biggest gaps in the app line-up on its new BlackBerry 10 devices with a long-awaited Skype application. Skype, which was acquired by Microsoft Corp in 2011, … Continue reading

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UAE telco Etisalat says unblocks Skype website

By Matt Smith DUBAI (Reuters) – The United Arab Emirates' top telecom operator Etisalat has stopped blocking the website of Skype, the world's No.1 internet-based phone call provider, although the move could put further pressure on the state-controlled firm's revenue. … Continue reading

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Saudi orders telcos to ensure Skype, Whatsapp meet local laws

RIYADH (Reuters) – Some Internet-based communication tools such as Skype and Whatsapp flout Saudi Arabia's telecom laws, the regulator said on Sunday, instructing telecom operators to quickly ensure these services comply. The announcement from the kingdom's Communications and Information Technology … Continue reading

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