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  • Microsoft To Ban 'Offensive Language' From Skype, Xbox, Office and Other Services

    03/27/2018 2:54:21 PM PDT · by dayglored · 79 replies
    CSO from IDG ^ | Mar 26, 2018 | Ms. Smith, CSO
    Microsoft will ban 'offensive language' and 'inappropriate content' from Skype, Xbox, Office and other services on May 1, claiming it has the right to go through your private data to 'investigate.' Better watch out if you are playing Xbox, get ticked, and cuss. Microsoft might ban you for the “offensive language.” If they do, then say bye-bye to your Xbox Gold Membership and any Microsoft account balances.Or if you and a significant other are getting hot and heavy via Skype, you better watch your language and any nudity because that, too, can get you banned. The ban hammer could also...
  • any Skype experts here?

    12/29/2017 6:50:48 PM PST · by NewJerseyJoe · 10 replies
    self | 12/29/17 | NewJerseyJoe
    Hello all. I haven't used Skype in about two years. I just downloaded the app to my new-ish tablet and put in my old handle (username) -- but Skype didn't recognize it. So, I tried to login with the email associated with my account -- and this time, the login worked. Did Microsoft make some change to Skype in the last two years, eliminating the use of usernames? If so, this is annoying, as my username is what I've been putting on my resume for the last year. Thanks all.
  • Verizon Allegedly Built A Fiber Optic Cable To Give The Feds Access To Communications

    06/11/2013 11:02:40 AM PDT · by yoe · 19 replies
    Business Insider ^ | June 10, 2012 | Michael Kelley
    For years Americans' right to privacy, as granted by the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, has come under threat as the country's surveillance systems have grown. After intelligence leaks by former National Security Agency employee Edward Snowden, however, the NSA's domestic dragnet is finally getting the attention that many people feel it deserves.
  • New law allows police to spy on encrypted messaging services [Germany]

    06/24/2017 5:44:14 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 23 June 2017 09:32 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    Germany on Thursday passed a controversial new law that expands the power of authorities to spy on the content of encrypted message services such as WhatsApp and Skype. Amid the wave of jihadist attacks in Europe, German lawmakers voted in favor of the law designed “to reinforce the effectiveness of criminal procedures”. German investigators will now be able to insert into users’ cellphones and computers spy software (or a “Trojan horse”) to access data in encrypted message services such as popular applications WhatsApp and Skype, including as part of criminal investigations. Up to now, such surveillance tools were not authorized...
  • Sean Spicer Taking Questions from LOCAL TV stations via Skype. Brilliant!

    02/08/2017 11:24:11 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 23 replies
    Sat down today to watch my first live briefing of Sean Spicer with media. Very surprised and pleased to see him take live questions via SKYPE with local reporters. One from Cincinnati, one from Texas, one from Virginia.... so far. Great idea. Goes beyond the sleazy Beltway fake news outlets.... and gives way for more specific questions about what "flyover" country cares about. Big Media losing again.
  • Update or shut up: Microsoft's choice for desktop Skypers (for Windows, Mac, and Linux)

    02/06/2017 5:08:43 AM PST · by dayglored · 17 replies
    The Register ^ | Feb 6, 2017 | Team Register
    Mac and Windows (and Linux) Skype users given until March 1st to modernise themselves Microsoft's hurrying desktop Skype users to new client software. As revealed in a post late last week, Redmond's new plan will mean that come March 1st, users of “Skype for Windows desktop (7.16 and below) or Skype for Mac (7.0 to 7.18) will no longer be able to sign in.” To avoid that conversational crimp, you need merely update your Skype client before the due date. The change is necessary, Microsoft says, because the clients mentioned above were built for ye olde ſkype and its peer-to-peer...
  • Microsoft rescues disheveled lady Skypers with its TeleBeauty virtual makeup app

    10/20/2016 1:10:47 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    pcworld ^ | 10/20/2016 | mark hachman
    Microsoft Japan, in conjunction with cosmetics supplier Shiseido, has developed TeleBeauty, an app that applies virtual makeup—with styles ranging from “cool” to “trendy”—over a face. TeleBeauty uses the laptop’s camera to superimpose the makeup scheme as the woman (or a man, though the app seems aimed at women) conducts a Skype for Business call. ... Shiseido encourages women to explore the app’s settings: “Go natural, for everyday meetings”, or “bold, to get undivided attention,” or even “trendy, to pitch a new idea.” To the untrained eye, it’s not quite clear where the app actually applies the virtual makeup, however.
  • First lady to chat via Skype with girls around the globe

    10/03/2016 6:24:28 AM PDT · by PROCON · 23 replies
    AP ^ | Oct. 3, 2016
    NEW YORK (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama will mark International Day of the Girl on Oct. 11 by Skyping with girls around the world about education challenges in their lives. The event is sponsored by Glamour magazine's The Girl Project, which offers education help to more than 50 million girls worldwide.
  • Why More Women Are Letting Their Husbands Cheat

    04/14/2016 6:02:03 AM PDT · by sheworelemon · 66 replies
    New York Post ^ | Jane Ridley
    Thrashing out the details of their new marriage contract with online relationship coach Suzie Johnson, the wealthy couple who have been wed for 12 years leave their hourlong Skype session feeling satisfied. The husband agrees they can have a fifth child — while the wife consents to an infidelity clause allowing him to cheat with other women on a strictly annual basis. “They agreed to a weekend amnesty, where the guy can do what he wants for just one weekend a year,” recalls Johnson, who runs the Dallas, Texas-based goasksuzie.com. “In return, she gets the bigger family she craved.”
  • Microsoft ditches Skype Managed Accounts

    02/17/2016 8:31:11 PM PST · by Utilizer · 5 replies
    iTnews ^ | Feb 18 2016 8:43AM (AUS) | Juha Saarinen
    Microsoft will remove Managed Accounts from the standalone Skype communications application from March 30 this year and replace them with standard personal accounts. Skype Managed Accounts is a feature that allows a central administrator to create and maintain accounts for the program. It is aimed at business users, and part of the web-based Skype Manager administration utility. But Managed Accounts will soon be transitioned into standard personal Skype accounts, subject to Microsoft's consumer terms of use, the company said. Allocated Skype credits, subscriptions and numbers will be moved to the personal accounts. Administrators will need to ensure that a valid...
  • UNRWA Youth Ambassador: 'I spit on Israel'

    01/06/2016 7:52:27 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    INN ^ | 1/6/2016, 8:26 PM | Gil Ronen
    Mohammed Assaf, the Gazan winner of 2013's Arab Idol contest, was answering questions from fans in a Skype phone-in this week when he received a comment from an Israeli caller who said: "You should come to Israel...you have Israeli blood," the fan said. Assaf replied, "I spit on you and Israel" before going on to answer other fans' questions. It is not clear if the fan was a Jew or an Arab. "I don't want to talk about this issue too much," Assaf told The New Arab afterward. "The person who said that wanted to provoke me and it's known...
  • Microsoft to spoofed Skype users: Change your account passwords NOW

    07/19/2015 1:31:30 PM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    The Register ^ | 7/19/15 | Kelly Fiveash
    An unknown number of frustrated Skype customers have been pestered by spoof messages on the Microsoft service for weeks, but the company is yet to close what appears to be a gaping hole in its software.Instead, Redmond has advised Skype users to change their account passwords. But complaints are building up about the lack of communication coming out of the Microsoft camp regarding what seems to be a Skype security flaw.The problem first appeared late last month. One Skype user, posting in a thread that now runs to 22 pages long, said: I received a message earlier today from a...
  • Microsoft begins rollout of Skype for Business

    04/14/2015 6:58:18 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 14 replies
    iTnews (AUS) ^ | on Apr 15, 2015 9:26 AM (AUS) | Russell Brown
    Lync to be retired. Microsoft's April update for Office 2013 is more than just a Patch Tuesday: for some users, it includes the new Skype for Business. A relatively low-key announcement from Microsoft today signals the beginning of the end for Lync, the Office collaboration tool that has run in parallel with Skype in the three years since Microsoft bought Skype. Office 365 customers using Lync Online are the first to receive Skype for Business Online in a rollout that will continue through into May. Skype for Business is also now available as a standalone plan.
  • Instant Translation – No Longer Sci-Fi

    12/19/2014 9:45:37 AM PST · by goldstategop · 20 replies
    BBC News ^ | 12/19/2014 | Rory Cellan-Jones
    In any case, Skype's Translator and its rivals have some way to go before they can match the abilities of a skilled human linguist. You would not want them involved in vital negotiations between world leaders for example. But over the next decade, you can expect to chat to friends whose language you don't share without stopping to flick through a dictionary.
  • Microsoft Unveils Near-Real Time Language Translation For Skype

    05/28/2014 2:26:33 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Forbes ^ | 05/28 | Parmy Olson
    Skype hopes to make its international connections easier — though perhaps still a little awkward — with a new feature that automatically translates conversations almost in real time.Parent company Microsoft unveiled the new technology at the Code technology conference on Tuesday, where Skype vice president Gurdeep Pall made small talk in English with a German-speaking Skype manager in Europe.After saying a sentence in English, an automated voice translated his words into German. (You can watch the video here.)It’s not quite the real-time universal translator that characters on “Star Trek” used to speak to alien life forms. And inevitably for a technology...
  • Microsoft Shows Off Real-Time Skype Translator

    05/27/2014 11:19:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Malaysia Star ^ | Wednesday May 28, 2014
    Microsoft Corp showed off a test version of a real-time, spoken-word translation service for Skype calls on Tuesday, the first time the world's largest software company has demonstrated the breakthrough technology publicly in the United States. Skype Translator, as it is currently called, allows speakers in different languages to hear the other's words spoken in their own language, according to a demo introduced by chief executive officer Satya Nadella at the Code Conference technology gathering in Rancho Palos Verdes, California.
  • Online Wedding: First 'Skype' Marriage Performed in Saudi

    05/01/2014 2:05:34 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Thursday, May 01, 2014
    A Saudi man studying in the United States married a girl in the Gulf Kingdom through the advanced Skype video communication system and a newspaper said it was the first “Skype” marriage to be performed in the conservative Gulf Kingdom. Sheikh Fawaz Al Nafeei conducted the marriage rites at the bride’s home in the western Saudi town of Kharma after getting approval from the couple’s families and the groom through Skype, Okaz Arabic language daily said. “At first I was surprised when they asked me to consummate the marriage this way…but then I agreed because it does not contradict with...
  • World Cup Security Concerns Grow as Santos Fan is Beaten to Death...

    02/27/2014 12:08:48 AM PST · by Cindy · 11 replies
    DAILY MAIL [UK] ^ | February 25, 2014 | by Mike Dawes
    SNIPPET: "Security concerns ahead of this summer's Brazilian World Cup have increased after a football fan was beaten to death in host city Sao Paulo." SNIPPET: "There are serious concerns about the safety of travelling supporters at this summer's World Cup after more than 30 people were killed in 2013 as a result of football-related violence. One of Brazil’s biggest criminal gangs last year promised a ‘Tournament of Terror’. The threat was issued by Sau Paulo's 'First Capital of the Command', who in 2012 was a group behind the murder of more than a hundred of the city’s police officers."
  • Microsoft To Can Skype API; Third-Party Products Will Not Work

    11/02/2013 10:29:32 AM PDT · by Utilizer · 7 replies
    slashdot ^ | Friday November 01, 2013 @08:01PM | timothy, Mark Gibbs
    "If you've recently fired up Skype you may have noticed a dialog box with a warning appear briefly (at least on OS X) then vanish. If you're fast enough to catch it you'll find that it's warning you that some application you're using that works with Skype will stop working in December, 2013. This applies to all sorts of software supporting headsets, cameras, ... you name it."
  • Common Core – The Qatar Connection

    08/24/2013 10:39:07 AM PDT · by Mortrey · 20 replies
    Maggie's Notebook ^ | August 24, 2013 | Maggie
    The Muslim Brotherhood has been associated with Islam-biased K-12 textbooks identified by Citizens for National Security(CFNS) and Act for America. The textbooks in the CFNS study contained pro-Islamic misinformation, and material that provided negative misinformation about Israel, Judaism, and Christianity.