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Microsoft, Signal E2EE needs Free Local, International Mobile and Landline Calling
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Microsoft, Signal E2EE needs Free Local, International Mobile and Landline Calling

“.... As more and more communications move online, it is up to companies to demonstrate they are on the side of human rights – the future of freedom of expression is partly in their hands.” Head of Technology and Human Rights at Amnesty International, Joshua Franco, commenting on Microsoft's decision to introduce E2EE for Skype. Skype is finally getting with the times. This as they'll be following the likes of Facebook Messenger, Apple's iMessage and WhatsApp by rolling out E2EE (End-to-End Encryption) for all voice chat in the summer of 2018. Truly this is a long time coming as noted by Head of Technology and Human Rights at Amnesty International, Joshua Franco, quote: “It is about time that Microsoft takes its users’ privacy seriously, and we are now calling on the company t...
Skype-ing from your Browser now possible as WhatsApp conspires to kill International Calling
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Skype-ing from your Browser now possible as WhatsApp conspires to kill International Calling

Now that Microsoft has decided to make Lync and Skype see eye-to-eye and even make friends with Google Android as declared at a recent Microsoft Lync Conference back in February 2014, it only seemed fair that they’d begin via doing an improvement of Microsoft Outlook with Skype. A recently refreshed free Browser plug-in that marries Skype and Microsoft Outlook email Service makes Skype Voice and Video calls in HD on Google Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer 8 possible. Apple Mac users rejoice; this also goes for you too. I suspect, however, this update of a plug-in that was launched back in March 2013 may be a quiet response to WhatsApp going VoIP Calling, a step up from their previous offer of Voice Notes. WhatsApp has truly be a busy little bee since Facebook acquired them for US$...
Skype clocks 2 Billion Minutes per Day worth of VoIP Calls driven by the Mobile Computing Revolution
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Skype clocks 2 Billion Minutes per Day worth of VoIP Calls driven by the Mobile Computing Revolution

Skype, the Internet VoIP Platform that’s owned by Microsoft since May of 2011, has now hit a major milestone since Wednesday April 3rd 2013. The World apparently spends 2 billion Minutes per day (yes rasta, you read it right!) on Skype  using this Free and Paid VoIP platform, a figure that includes both Desktop Applications and the steadily growing smartphone and Tablet World as described in How the Apple iPad killed Ultrabooks, Printing and the Mouse as the World Rediscovers Tablets. That 2 billion Minutes per day includes, on both Mobile and Desktops: Internet phone calls Video calls Group chats Instant messages Not surprising, Facebook may have a big part to play in achieving this milestones, as Skype’s deeply integrated in Facebook, powering Big Blue’s...