[T]hrough its clever use of i Cloud, [u Know Kids] offers monitoring functionality we didn't think was possible in an i Phone app. But some of the messages are troubling: "Tell Jackson I'm DFW".Intervene before your child shares photos that might cause long-term damage to their identity and reputation.While the benefits of free online telephone and video calls are many, Skype also has risk factors.
While some social networks are monitored carefully and have taken precautions to stop adult predators and cyberbullying (We love you Club Penguin!
), others are more open and susceptible to cyber risks.
Following yesterday’s news about bringing bots to the Skype platform, Microsoft today unveiled two more SDKs for its Skype platform that will allow businesses and application developers a way to integrate Skype’s capabilities into their own applications.
On stage at its annual Build conference, the company took the wraps off two new toolkits for developers: the Skype Web SDK and the Skype for Business App SDK.
While other Vo IP services exist, Skype uses a peer-to-peer model and not a server-client model like its competitors.
In addition to the traditional free computer-to-computer video-chat, users can also make computer-to-phone calls for a small fee, depending on location.
The key to detecting and reporting them is understanding how they work in various contexts.
Then you can exploit their weaknesses and out them as robots!
The Skype for Business App SDK, meanwhile, is designed to bring Skype into a business’s own apps running on i OS and Android.
Available soon as a preview release, this SDK is especially useful for what Microsoft calls “remote advisor experiences.” That means things like meetings between a mobile device user and someone in a remote location — like a doctor or a financial advisor, perhaps.
Because Skype is a free, universally downloadable product that allows one computer to connect to another, it is vulnerable to transmitting viruses.