Facebook and Skype teamed up to bring you video calling, but at the same time, scammers are teaming up to trick you into spamming all your Facebook friends, using the lure of the new video calling feature. There's a legitimate way to sign up for Facebook Video Calling, where you're asked to download a program from the official Facebook Video Calling page, and then the chat window asks you to configure a few Flash settings. While the service is working for some lucky users, as you can see, when I tried it a few minutes ago, it wasn't working yet for me, notifying me that "video calling will be available soon, please check back later." If you do click on that bogus message, it asks for access to your basic information, wants to post to your wall, to access your posts in your newsfeed and access your data at any time. It doesn't let you video chat at all, but simply tries to get you to fill out surveys so its evil creators can collect referral fees.
The latest release — out for free download today — is the third installment of Box Of Cats’ compilation and features 13 new originals from BOC crew Wongo, Jeff Doubleu, and The Potato Heads (aka Tom EQ Jeff Doubleu) as well as folks like Dilligas, Jay Robinson, and Mancodex.Box Of Cats is a record label founded in 2015 by a collective of friends and producers who go by the names of Wongo, Kyle Watson, Tom EQ, Jeff Doubleu, Marc Spence, and Jak Z.The label acts as a home for the guys’ own productions as well as contributions from their homies, and through 23 releases thus far, the group pushes a fresh, fun take on house music falling in line with labels like dirtybird and This Ain’t Bristol. Some folks are in the UK, one’s in Australia, one’s in the Netherlands, another is in South Africa.Depending on the technology, most video chat is encrypted.Even someone who snoop in on the transmission might not be able to decipher and view it.You can find a lot of free chat contacts on our website; individuals whose profiles are made available for seeing and are optimized for faster glancing experience.This way, it will be easier to choose who you want to talk to.Ultimately, there’s no way to prove that it can’t be (or wasn’t) recorded. And ultimately, if this is something that really concerns you, don’t do that! It’s actually going from your laptop to the other person’s laptop or machine.But I don’t think there’s going to be a problem here. If your machines are clear of malware, there’s probably nothing in-between that’s monitoring what you do.With the compilation out this morning, we opened up a group chat on Skype with four of the six founding members to discuss the origins of Box Of Cats, plans for the label this year, DJing naked, and much, much more.Oh ya and also everyone was actually naked while we did this group interview.