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ICQ 5.04

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.

By June 23, 2005

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Android Auto vs. Apple CarPlay: Google and Apple battle for dashboard dominance

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.

By June 16, 2015


Yahoo, ICQ chats still vulnerable to government snoops

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?

By February 28, 2014


​Yahoo teams up with Google on encrypted webmail

At the hacker conference Black Hat, Yahoo's new security honcho promises that Yahoo Mail will be encrypted end-to-end in 2015.

By August 7, 2014


Encrypted Yahoo Messenger on its way

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.

By April 2, 2014


Kaspersky finds fake antivirus program in ads on ICQ

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.

By January 25, 2011


Police procedures leaked for getting into Facebook, other accounts

Leaked confidential documents telling police under what circumstances they can gain access to Facebook, Microsoft, Blizzard, and AOL accounts appeared online this week.

By November 23, 2011


Digital Sky buys AOL's ICQ

The instant-messaging software changes hands for $187.5 million, going to Russia's Digital Sky as AOL continues to clean house.

By April 28, 2010


Bids are in for AOL's sale of ICQ--it's down to 'UN' of 4 buyers

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.

By February 8, 2010


Buzz Out Loud 1454: Don't make more kids smart ... just make more smart kids (Podcast)

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

By April 22, 2011