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Syrian group hacks Skype

The Syrian Electronic Army hacker group set its sights on Skype's social media accounts Wednesday to accuse Microsoft of spying on user data. Microsoft-owned Skype's Twitter account displayed the message: "Don't use Microsoft emails(hotmail,outlook),They are monitoring your accounts and selling the data to the governments.More details soon #SEA." It was posted around 1030 GMT but was removed less than two hours later. Microsoft could not immediately be reached for comment.

Modern Etiquette: Doing business via Skype

By Pamela Eyring (Reuters) - Stories abound about business meetings gone awry via Skype, today's virtual connection with 300 million registered users logging on to make free or low-cost voice and video calls. Whether you Skype with someone in the same city or in Dubai, you need to be prepared and mindful to be viewed (and seen) as a professional.

Skype celebrates its 10th birthday

Madrid, Aug 29 (EFE).- Skype is celebrating its 10th birthday with 300 million active users and conversations totaling 2.6 billion years worth of time. The service can look back at a decade during which it managed to adapt to changes in communications and technology as both an independent company and a unit of large corporations. The first phone call using Skype on a personal computer was made in April 2003 in Estonia, but it was not until Aug. 29 of that year that the first beta version of the voice over IP service was released.

Skype marks 10 years of shrinking the world

If David Huang had left his native Taiwan for Sweden a generation ago, he would have taken a giant leap into the unknown. Now, with the help of Skype, the 35-year-old businessman is able to reach relatives from his Stockholm home as easily as if they lived around the corner, and not half a world away. "Skype has made work easier, but more important than that, it has enabled me to talk to my family whenever I feel like it," he said.

France to investigate Skype over telecom operator status

(Reuters) - The French telecoms regulator ARCEP said it had asked prosecutors to investigate Microsoft Corp's Skype for failing to register as a telecom operator. Skype has not complied with the regulator's repeated requests to register as an "electronic communications operator", ARCEP said in a statement on Tuesday.

Skype in hot water in France after failing to register

France's telecommunications monitor Arcep said Tuesday it had asked prosecutors to launch a probe into Microsoft subsidiary Skype for failing to register as a telecommunications firm despite several reminders. Under French law, a telecommunications operator does not need administrative authorisation but only has to make a "prior declaration," Arcep said. However failure to comply with the law is a criminal offence. Arcep said it had asked Skype to declare itself "an electronic communications operator" but it had failed to do so.
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