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Quick reviews: 4 Zoom alternatives for work meetings

Apr 17, 2020 - 3:32 PM

If Zoom’s shortcomings in security and privacy concern you, here are other video conferencing services you can try


30 organizations urge Gulf governments to unblock VoIP platforms

Apr 08, 2020 - 4:59 PM

Access Now, alongside 29 other organizations, petitions the governments of the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, and Oman to permanently lift a ban on VoIP services

EU to relaunch push to regulate WhatsApp, Skype on privacy

Dec 04, 2019 - 3:50 PM

Under the existing EU rules that date back to 2002, strict privacy protection is only applied to text messages and voice calls provided by traditional telecoms, sparing tech giants Facebook, Google and Skype from the same oversight


Singapore activist found guilty of organizing illegal protest

Jan 04, 2019 - 4:27 PM

Jolovan Wham is charged with violating public order laws because he failed to apply for a police permit before inviting Joshua Wong, a non-Singaporean, to speak via video call to an audience in Singapore

JOLOVAN WHAM. Political activist Jolovan Wham arrives at the State court in Singapore on January 3, 2019. Photo by Roslan Rahman/AFP

Skype updates desktop app design, to add call recording

Jul 18, 2018 - 8:25 AM

The long-awaited call recording feature is coming later this month

A NEW SKYPE. Skype releases new update for its desktop application. Image from Skype blog.

Skype joins list of apps on China blacklist

Nov 23, 2017 - 11:40 AM

The move is seen by some as proof that China's moving against apps with effective encryption


Microsoft, DepEd test self-contained, mobile classroom

Jun 24, 2016 - 7:18 PM

Essentially a refurbished container van the classroom can be set up within 3 days and transported to far flung areas via land sea or air

THE EGG PROJECT. Microsoft and the Department of Education are working on a self-sustaining mobile classroom. Photo by Victor Barreiro Jr/Rappler.

WhatsApp, LINE, Skype harus punya badan usaha tetap di Indonesia?

Mar 15, 2016 - 2:39 PM

Dianggap bahaya laten bagi operator Kemkominfo rencananya akan gulirkan regulasi bagi layanan OTT global

Skype crash bug caused by 8-character message

Jun 03, 2015 - 5:42 PM

Sending http: : without quotes will crash Skype for a user and cause the Skype apps of message recipients to crash on startup

Smart teams up with Skype for free Skype Qik use

Apr 23, 2015 - 6:15 PM

All Smart subscribers in the Philippines whether prepaid or postpaid will not incur additional data charges when they use Skype Qik on their Android or iOS phones for 3 months from launch

Smart FVP for Data Services Michele Curran, Skype Head of Global Market Development Judd Harcombe, Smart Innovation and Product Development Head Mellissa Limcaoco and Smart EVP and Head of Wireless Consumer Business Charles Lim unveil Skype Qik, which will be free for all Smart subscribers nationwide for the next three months. Photo from Smart

Bongbong degrees, Gringo plot, AFP vs. BIFF | The wRap

Feb 25, 2015 - 7:39 PM

Did Bongbong Marcos lie about his university degrees? A former general says Gringo Honasan once plotted to kill the Marcoses The military declares all out war against BIFF

Online child abuse moving to Skype, Bitcoin – Europol

Feb 24, 2015 - 10:46 PM

The sale of child abuse live streams over legitimate chat sites or video chat apps is much harder to trace than when the abuse is sold from a website

Skype chats compromised Syrian rebels – researchers

Feb 02, 2015 - 11:45 PM

The hackers lured victims into online chats with attractive female avatars eventually delivering a malware laden photo that allowed the operators of the scheme to steal scores of documents that shed valuable insight into military operations planned against President Bashar al Assad s forces

Jihadists increasingly wary of Internet, experts say

Jan 31, 2015 - 1:43 PM

Experts say jihadists are increasingly using the Dark Web – the hidden part of the Internet protected by powerful encryption softwares

Skype for literacy

Dec 14, 2014 - 6:00 AM

The Right To Learn project is looking for volunteers who could conduct one on one reading sessions with less fortunate children via Skype

Plan to split California into 6 states gains ground

Feb 22, 2014 - 8:36 AM

At least 807 615 voters will need to sign a petition to divide California into 6 separate US states by July 18 to make it on to the ballot

Intel shows off RealSense 3D Camera, Dragon Assistant

Jan 10, 2014 - 9:26 AM

Will Intel s bid to intoduce perceptual computing to consumers grow popular?

REALSENSE. Intel's Mooly Eden shows off a RealSense camera module. Photo from Intel

Syrian group hacks Skype

Jan 02, 2014 - 11:44 AM

The Syrian Electronic Army hacked Skype to accuse Microsoft on spying on user data

Skype joined NSA's Prism: report

Jun 21, 2013 - 12:09 PM

Skype may have NSA connections prior to its acquisition by Microsoft according to a report by The New York Times

NSA CONNECTIONS? A New York Times report says Skype looked into giving the NSA access to user calls. Screenshot from Skype

Internet titans deny opening doors to US spies

Jun 07, 2013 - 9:43 AM

Apple Facebook and other Internet greats deny giving the US government access to their servers

US secretly mining data from web giants: report

Jun 07, 2013 - 7:53 AM

Media reports show the US accesses the servers of 9 Internet giants to mine secret data

Strong peso hurts PLDT

May 08, 2013 - 3:47 AM

PLDT officials blame the strong pesos for the decline in long distance call revenue

Long distance revenue is hurt by the strong peso. Photo by Aya Lowe/Rappler

Apps threatened in Saudi Arabia

Mar 31, 2013 - 8:17 PM

Saudi Arabia wants to control social networking apps like Skype or Whatsapp

INTERNET CENSORSHIP. Saudi Arabia wants to control social networking apps like Skype or Whatsapp. Graphic by Jessica Lazaro

Microsoft announces Messenger sunsetting date

Jan 10, 2013 - 12:21 PM

The final day of Messenger outside of Mainland China is March 15

GOODBYE MESSENGER. Microsoft announces the official sunsetting date of the the Messenger service. Screen shot from Messenger website.

Love online challenges Pakistan taboos

Dec 16, 2012 - 3:09 PM

The Internet is changing mindsets giving young people freedom and privacy and a forum to discuss matters frowned upon by Pakistan s traditional conservative society

LOVE ONLINE. Sania was just a schoolgirl when she logged onto an Internet chat room and met a young college student called Mohammad. They fell in love and got married. But her subsequent marriage has meant repeated beatings and death threats. Photo by AFP

Security hole enables Skype account hijacks

Nov 14, 2012 - 6:55 PM

A security hole in the messaging service makes accounts susceptible to unauthorized access A new report indicates that Skype may have known about the issue since October

WATCH YOUR SKYPE. A new security hole makes it possible for others to gain access to your account. Screen shot from http://www.Skype.com

Microsoft to retire Messenger, reform messaging services under Skype

Nov 07, 2012 - 10:49 AM

Microsoft announces retirement of Windows Live Messenger in Q1 2013 It will also integrate Microsoft and Skype account for a more complete Skype experience

INTEGRATION. Microsoft to retire Messenger in Q1 2013 and integrate Messenger services with Skype.

Will Microsoft retire Windows Live Messenger?

Nov 06, 2012 - 1:01 PM

Microsoft may be retiring Windows Live Messenger in favor of Skype with integrated Messenger features

MESSAGING. Will Windows Live Messenger get phased out in favor of Skype?

Finally, Indian village learns to Skype

Sep 10, 2012 - 10:14 AM

Casting for a movie made it possible for Indian villagers to learn about the technology

THANKS TO SKYPE, BOLLYWOOD actor Anupam Kher is part of the cast of 'Silver Linings Playbook.' Image from the movie's Facebook page

Foreign relief efforts kick in

Dec 22, 2011 - 11:52 AM

Action Against Hunger International s Suresh Murugesu speaks via Skype to Rappler com on his organization s efforts to reach out to and help the victims of Tropical Storm Sendong

DESTRUCTION. Cagayan de Oro City reels from the devastation caused by Tropical Storm Sendong