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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After a few months of on-the-road testing, I put Apple CarPlay and Android Auto head-to-head to see how they stack up.
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?
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.
ICQ Lite is easier to use and takes up fewer resources than ICQ Pro, but it doesn't offer an improvement over other mainstream IMs. ICQ diehards, use it for stripped-down messaging but stick with Trillian if you use more than one IM service.
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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.