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Singapore police to webcam users: Keep your clothes on; it's a scam

Police in Singapore have warned men to be more careful regarding to whom they talk using webcams, reporting an alarming increase in the number of men who've been lured into nude conversations with "foreign" women, only to be blackmailed with video-chat recordings.


Skype faces up to password flaw

Skype says it has resolved a flaw with its password reset tool that could be used to hijack users' accounts on the chat tool.


Airtime Privacy Concerns: Preventing 'PenisRoulette' By Secretly Taking Your Picture

Airtime, Sean Parker's new social video chatting service for Facebook, launched today with an event that totally unraveled into a complete fiasco. But what might rankle more than a rocky launch is the revelation Airtime will take “snapshots of users periodically to ensure site safety,” according to an Airtime spokesperson quoted in Forbes.


Fatal stabbing witnessed on iPad video chat

The stabbing of a Massachusetts woman in her home was witnessed over an iPad video chat by a friend of the victim's 15-year-old daughter.


Skype death: Army says no foul play

Military investigators ruled out a gunshot wound and say they don't suspect foul play in the death of an Army captain who collapsed during a video chat with his wife.


European Union approves Microsoft’s $8.5 billion acquisition of Skype

The European Commission approved Friday the proposed $8.5 billion acquisition of the Internet phone and video communication provider Skype by Microsoft Corp., saying the deal would not significantly impede competition in Europe. The approval appears to be the final step in the technology company’s effort to acquire Skype. The European Commission is the EU’s executive branch.


Skype hit by global service crash

Skype hit by global service crash

Skype has moved quickly to fix sign in and service problems that hit users all around the world.


Chatroulette Parts With Private Parts, Looking For A New Look

Chatroulette is plotting another comeback! The Russian website that allows complete strangers to jump from one awkward random video chat to the next was all the rage among the Web’s tastemakers in the first half of last year, but it seems like everyone’s now pretty much moved on. The fact that the site was – and is still – frequently used by creeps who couldn’t seem to keep their pants on didn’t help much in that regard.


Revenues from mobile video calling to surpass $1 billion by 2015

After Juniper, we have another research company exploring the prospects of the mobile video calling services. It’s In-Stat which has found that this market’s total revenues will exceed $1 billion by 2015.


FaceTime headed for Mac OS X and Windows next?

It seems more than a little odd to us that Apple hasn't bothered to make FaceTime compatible with its own longstanding desktop video chat service, iChat, but we've at least supposed that it's an inevitability with whatever upcoming Mac OS X update or software bundle that Apple deems appropriate. Now Mac4Ever, who was spot on with a pile of rumors last year, but hasn't succeeded with its recent prediction of an iLife '11 launch in August, is saying that Apple is prepping FaceTime both for Mac and PC.


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