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ON THE LINE with VICE News: Share Your Questions on the Google Search that Made the CIA Spy on the US Senate

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In July of 2014, senators Dianne Feinstein and Saxby Chambliss, chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, received a letter from the CIA director admitting the CIA had hacked into a computer network used by Senate committee staffers to research the CIA’s torture program. Initially, the CIA denied that the search of the Senate’s computer network … Read more

ON THE LINE with VICE News: Share Your Questions on Politically-Fueled Violence in Burundi

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Violence is erupting across the African nation of Burundi following the controversial reelection of President Pierre Nkurunziza. While many question the legitimacy of his reelection to a third five-year term, those openly opposing the decision fear for their lives as protestors and demonstrators face violent reprisal. Many activists who oppose Nkurunziza, such as poet Ketty … Read more

ON THE LINE with VICE News: Share Your Questions on Latin America, Mexico and the Escape of ‘El Chapo’

The recent escape of drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman from a maximum-security prison in Mexico is making international headlines. El Chapo, the figurehead of the multi-billion dollar drug organization known as the Sinaloa cartel, escaped through a network of tunnels on July 11, 2015 marking his second escape from a federal prison. As the … Read more

Taking Skype with You on Your Vacation

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No matter where you’ll be getting your much-needed R&R this year, Skype would love to come along! Here are a few tips and tricks that will help you get more out of Skype while traveling. Use Skype for Web from any computer If you need access to Skype while on the move, check out Skype for … Read more

ON THE LINE with VICE News: Share Your Questions on Russia, Ukraine, and the Baltic States with Skype and VICE News

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As tension between Russia and Ukraine continues, this part of the world is very much under the international news spotlight. Whether it’s food shortages in Ukraine due to halted Russian imports, anger at Russian military presence in Eastern Ukraine, or what all of this means for the U.S and the rest of the world, we … Read more

JacksGap’s New Video and a Fan Group Chat This Week

In case you’re not familiar with YouTube legends JacksGap, now’s the time to get onboard. We recently partnered with Jack and Finn in a little (and absolutely wonderful) thing called “The Collaboration Project”. The latest installment of the project is a touching video called “What do you believe in?” which launched today. In this current … Read more

Six Girls, Three Million Followers, One More Way to Get Involved

At Skype, we’re all about ordinary people doing extraordinary things (and helping them along the way). It’s this category of people that’s sparked our latest partnership. Meet the six Cimorelli sisters that make up the one (huge) Cimorelli band. Christina, Katherine, Lisa, Amy, Lauren and Dani are just everyday sisters from California who kicked off … Read more

ON THE LINE with VICE News: Share Your Questions on Income Inequality with Skype and VICE News

The issue of income inequality is currently being debated across the nation. In the midst of the controversy and conversation surrounding everything from raising the minimum wage to the shrinking of the middle class, Skype is teaming up with VICE News to help you get your questions answered. To share your question, simply launch Skype, … Read more

Skype and Acer Ask Stars of the LPGA ‘What Drives You?’

We all have someone or something that drives us to succeed. Whether it’s the will to win or the determination to reach the next level, it’s that drive that helps us achieve our dreams. Skype has teamed up with Acer, an official sponsor of the LPGA, to find out what pushes the world’s top female … Read more

Skype Went Big to Celebrate Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’

Never ones to shy away from a celebration, Skype teamed up with Marvel to get our users and Moment Makers as close as possible to all the action (and there was plenty) of the brand-new Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron”. Here are a few of our favorite highlights. Skype’s epic group video call and chat … Read more

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