Spy agencies and hackers at your local Starbucks can vacuum up Yahoo and ICQ chats and metadata about AOL's AIM users. These services are over a decade old -- why are they not fully encrypted?
Easy, free services make ICQ 5.04 a fine choice for voice, keyboard, or Webcam chats, but MSN Messenger 7.0 and Yahoo Messenger 7.0 offer more features.
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At the hacker conference Black Hat, Yahoo's new security honcho promises that Yahoo Mail will be encrypted end-to-end in 2015.
Security changes to popular products like Yahoo Messenger are on the way, says Yahoo's first CISO in a year, security industry veteran Alex Stamos.
Ad for clothing line that is shown in ICQ also pops up a fake antivirus warning, encouraging the user to download a program that's not a legitimate antivirus product.
Leaked confidential documents telling police under what circumstances they can gain access to Facebook, Microsoft, Blizzard, and AOL accounts appeared online this week.
The instant-messaging software changes hands for $187.5 million, going to Russia's Digital Sky as AOL continues to clean house.
The bidders, offering in the vicinity of $200 million, are likelier to be one of many international Internet companies rather than a U.S. one.
DST, which recently made a $200 million investment in Facebook, is reportedly in negotiations to acquire AOL's instant-messaging service.
On today's show, a brilliant solution to the problem of science education, and which tech companies have the best and worst green records (it is Earth Day, after all -- for real this time)! Also, Google and Apple are sending your location data back to the Mother Ship, Amazon is making everyone nervous about the cloud, and AT&T thinks wireless competition is "extraordinary." Uh huh. All that and the best Computer Love success story ever. --Molly