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How Escape From N. Korea Leads to Online Sex Work in China

'WaPo' details lives of women fleeing from one bad situation to another as online sex 'video chatters'

(Newser) - "Why are our lives so different, just because of where we are born?" That's the question posed to the Washington Post by Suh, a 30-year-old North Korean woman now being held in a Bangkok detention center after being busted by local cops while trying to cross from Laos... More »

Late to the Video-Chat Game, Google Launches FaceTime Rival

New 'Duo' video-calling app faces stiff competition

(Newser) - Knock knock, Google's video-chatting app has arrived. The app, dubbed Duo, represents Google's response to other popular video-calling options, including Apple's FaceTime, Microsoft's Skype, and Facebook's Messenger app. Duo isn't much different from the other video-chatting services, except that it gives a glimpse at... More »

'Bored' by Facebook, Sean Parker Debuts Airtime

But things don't go smoothly at the NYC launch

(Newser) - Napster co-founder Sean Parker, who became Facebook's first president, launched a new service yesterday, saying he had become "bored" by Facebook. The Airtime service, created with fellow Napster founder Shawn Fanning, allows video chats and file sharing with friends and strangers. Its star-studded NYC launch wasn't boring,... More »

Murder Witnessed on iPad Video Chat

Teen saw, heard friend's father kill mother: cops

(Newser) - The brutal murder of a Massachusetts woman was witnessed by a pal of her teenage daughter seconds after the friends were chatting on her iPad. Police say the 15-year-old girl was in the middle of a video chat when she went into the kitchen because she heard her parents arguing... More »

Facebook Brings Video Chat Into Mainstream

But lots of tech writers pointing out that Google got there first

(Newser) - Some quick reactions to Facebook's announcement about incorporating video calling from Skype into the site:
  • Andrew Tarantola, Gizmodo : "By integrating video calling directly into the Facebook experience they're able to drop this technology directly into the mainstream. You thought getting Friend Requests from your parents was a
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Facebook Adding Video Chat Via Skype

Mark Zuckerberg confirms rumors, says site now has 750M users

(Newser) - Tech bloggers had this one right: Facebook is indeed adding video calling to the site in a deal with Skype. Mark Zuckerberg confirmed today at a news conference, and the Facebook blog has details, reports the Digits blog at the Wall Street Journal. The feature, which comes a week after... More »

New for Skype on iPhone: Video Calls

Service will be free for Skype-to-Skype users

(Newser) - As of today, Skype users are no longer limited to their computers when it’s time to make a free video call. The service added video chatting to its iPhone application, allowing users to make Skype-to-Skype video calls over the 3G network or WiFi for the first time, the New ... More »

Skype Partners With Facebook

You can now call 'friends' via Skype, video chat in groups

(Newser) - Skype just got a lot more social. The voice and video calling service has announced a new partnership with Facebook, reports CNN . The new service will allow you to see your Facebook "news feed" while you Skype, and give users the ability to call 'friends' who use "Facebook... More »

Chatroulette 2.0 New, Still XXX

Revamped site more glitchy, still penis-plagued

(Newser) - Chatroulette has returned after a week offline, but version 2.0 has all of the penises and more glitches, complain reviewers.
  • The random video chat site's new design is more minimal, "but it's not necessarily better-looking. Plus, it's now quite buggy," complains Dan Nosovitz at Fast Company . Four
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How to Rid Chatroulette of Penises

Entries pouring in from contestants

(Newser) - The Business Insider recently launched its "Solve Chatroulette's Penis Problem" contest with a deadline of Monday. Their favorite entries (submitted via Power Point presentation!) so far:
  • Facial recognition: No face? No connection, because he's probably showing penis.
  • Rogues Gallery: Take photos of offenders' faces and post them, with
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