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Microsoft Updates Privacy Policy To Admit Listening To Voice Data

Err yes, we do sometimes listen. Microsoft admits it does collect voice data for Skype and Cortana services

3 months ago

Microsoft Staff Listen To Some Translated Skype Calls – Report

Another day, another privacy scare, as Microsoft contractors sometimes listen to translated Skype calls

3 months ago

Skype To Lose SMS Connect Feature In August

Ability of Android users to receive and respond to SMS messages in Skype to be phased out next month

4 months ago

Landline Usage Continues To Plummet

Use of landlines fallen by 50 percent in past five years as people increasingly use their smartphones

11 months ago

Microsoft Extends Life Of ‘Classic Skype’ After Backlash

'Customer feedback' persuades Microsoft to backtrack and extend support for Skype 7.0...for now

1 year ago

Microsoft Forces Upgrade As It ‘Retires’ Skype Classic

Skype classic holdouts are told to upgrade to version 8.0, as Skype 7.0 heads to the knackers yard

1 year ago

Microsoft Touts Progress Of Teams Chat App

Slack now has some competition, Microsoft claims, as usage of its enterprise comms app Teams nearly doubles

2 years ago

Google Offers UK Free Phone Calls Via Home Speaker

Who needs a phone? Google offers free UK telephone calls via Home and Home Mini smart speakers

2 years ago

Tales In Tech History: AOL Instant Messenger (AIM)

Long before Skype or WhatsApp achieved their domination, AIM was the pioneer of instant communications (IM)

2 years ago

Tales In Tech History: Vonage, The VoIP Pioneer

Vonage beat Skype to market but struggled to match the global reach enjoyed by its VoIP rival

2 years ago