As the countdown begins for the April 10 Lok Sabha polls, candidates on the campaign trail in Kerala have also turned to advanced chat options like `Whatsapp` and `Skype` to get connected with their voters.
Italian police in Genoa are reportedly investigating into complaints by victims of blackmail who have alleged that perpetrators were using Skype to trap people into online sexual indiscretions and extort money from them.
The Syrian Electronic Army, an amorphous hacker collective that supports Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, claimed credit on Wednesday for hacking into the social media accounts of Internet calling service Skype.
Instant messaging service, Skype, which was renowned for its anti-surveillance feature, has reportedly come under the privacy scanner for its possible links with the US` National Security Agency, in furnishing user data for surveillance.
A number of social media have reportedly expressed concern and outrage over Pakistan government`s alleged ban on online communication networks like Skype, Viber and WhatsApp in Sindh province for three months over terrorism threat.
Authorities in Pakistan`s southern Sindh province on Thursday banned instant messaging and Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) applications like Skype, Whatsapp, and Viber for three months to facilitate security operations.