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Skype, robocalls being used by crooks for scams

Criminals are putting a new voice to the traditionally anonymous world of online crime. Scammers have taken to making calls via Skype — the popular Voice over IP (VoIP) calling software — and attempting to scare victims into downloading and installing rogue antivirus software. Full story

New Phone Scams Call to Steal Your Money

Criminals are putting a new voice to the traditionally anonymous world of online crime. Full story

Home WiFi gives 30 percent slower connection: study

Download speeds for consumers using WiFi stations are on average 30 percent slower than they are for users of fixed connections, because of physical barriers and interference from devices like microwaves, a study showed on Thursday. Full story

Lawsuit accuses Google of stealing trade secrets

NEW YORK, Feb 14 (Reuters Legal) - Technology communications company VoIP Inc sued Google Inc. in New York Supreme Court on Monday, accusing the Internet giant of stealing its trade secrets related to online voice technology. Full story

Skype's partner says it is legal in China

Skype's partner in China, TOM Group, said the Web-based calling service is complying with Chinese law, even as a crackdown on illegal Internet telephone providers could complicate Skype's operations in the country. Full story

MagicJack maker plans to banish calling costs

The company behind the magicJack, the Internet phone gadget heavily advertised on television, has another trick up its sleeve: free phone calls from computers, smart phones and iPads. Full story

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