Skype working on 3D calls

Skype has confirmed rumors it has been working on 3D video conferencing. But the company says it could take many years’ work before it becomes viable. Speaking to the BBC, Skype chief (and Microsoft vice-president) Mark Gillett said the company had indeed been carrying out lab work to explore 3D calls, something he said was […]

Groklaw closes over NSA surveillance

A website specializing in legal news relating to open source software says it will cease activity because of the National Security Agency’s surveillance program. Pamela Jones, who runs Groklaw, says it’s no longer possible to guarantee confidentiality to sources. The site covered many of the patent and other legal cases relating to technology including battles […]

Proxy servers could violate hacking law

Using a proxy server to visit a site that has banned you could violate US law according to a court ruling. But that matter hasn’t yet been settled, and it may not apply to cases where it’s the site that has been blocked. The case involves a dispute between Craigslist and a company called 3Taps […]