German officials admit to using R2D2 Trojan to spy on citizens

German government officials from Bavaria and other states admit to spying on citizens using the R2D2 Trojan software, found by Chaos Computer Club hackers, which may be in breach of German wiretapping law.

Italian VoIP firm challenges Microsoft/Skype deal

Italy's Messagenet is challenging Microsoft's $8.5 billion acquisition of Skype in a move to prevent Redmond from bundling Skype with Windows.

Therapists turning to Skype for online counseling sessions

Is therapy headed into the Internet tubes? The recent trend of online therapy is increasingly becoming popular with both patients and doctors.

Apple, Dropbox to lobby for greater digital privacy rights

Apple and Dropbox are the latest technology companies to back the Electronic Frontier Foundation's efforts to strengthen laws that protect our digital-centric activities.

Skype now works with any home phone through new adapter

It appears that Skype is aggressively going after the Magic Jack demographic and attempting to teach your grandmother how to Skype. A new adapter transforms that aging landline phone into an Internet gizmo.

U.S. military can make free calls home using Gmail

Connecting with family members is always difficult for members of the military when stationed halfway across the globe. Google's lending a helping hand to that problem with a gesture of good will.

Skype buys group text messaging service GroupMe for $85 million

With its buyout by Microsoft still pending Internet communications giant Skype has purchased GroupMe for a reported $85 million.

Skype WiFi app offers iOS users cheap global net access

Skype released a new app on Wednesday, Skype WiFi, allowing iOS users to access the net via a million hotspots worldwide.

Xbox LIVE dashboard upgrade leaks

A video revealing what's possibly the new Xbox LIVE dashboard had a brief life, but offered a quick glimpse at the upgrade.
Cool Tech

Twitter, Facebook, Skype and foursquare are all coming to the Playstation Vita

The Playstation Vita users will be able to download social networking apps from Facebook, Twitter, foursquare, and Skype.

Firefox 8 kills malicious add-ons installed without user permission

Software companies that try to sneak add-ons into Firefox are going to be extremely unhappy in a couple months. Mozilla announced changes to the eighth version of Firefox that's taking the fight to troublesome add-ons.
Android Army

Skype 2.1 for Android brings video calls to more phones

The latest version of Skype for Android brings video calling to 17 new handsets - and many more users may be able to simply turn it on in the app settings.