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Blackberry has been turning over data to cops, Report

Blackberry has been turning over data to cops, Report

BlackBerry had a specialized unit, which for years enthusiastically offered its help in intercepting user data, including BBM messages, to help the police in hundreds of investigations in dozens of countries, revealed a CBC News investigation. The struggling smartphone maker at one point had 15 people in its Public Safety Operations team. One source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, ... Read More »

Flying drone taxi gets green light to test in U.S.

Flying drone taxi gets green light to test in U.S.

Flying drone taxi? The nation’s first passenger-carrying drone manufacturing company is coming to test its system in Nevada. The 184 drone developed by Chinese company EHang was granted permission by the Nevada Institute for Autonomous Systems to partake in test flights above the state, but it hasn’t been revealed whether initial test flights will be transporting passengers. The institute has ... Read More »

iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus leaked cases hit online store (Photo)

iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus leaked cases hit online store (Photo)

Apple’s next smartphone, the iPhone 7 (as it’s likely called) has begun to leak. As a result, a completely predictable set of events is taking place in accessory-making circles around the world. Case-makers are attempting once again to make names for themselves – or at least garner some hype – by showing off phone cases and skins they’ve made for ... Read More »

Time to halt use of ‘deadly’ hands-free phones, study

Hands-free phones no safer for drivers than hand-held ones, finds new research

Hands-free kits for vehicles are supposed to remove the dangers that come with driving while conducting a phone call. But new research from psychologists has found that having a hands-free conversation is just as distracting for drivers as holding a phone in their hands. The researchers found that people driving a simulator took a little under a second longer to ... Read More »

BlackBerry inches towards full integration of BES with WatchDox, Report

BlackBerry inches towards full integration of BES with WatchDox, Report

BlackBerry has announced it is making more progress into integrating enterprise software features into its Good Secure EMM Suites, including BES12, Good Dynamics and WatchDox. Called Good Secure EMM (Enterprise Mobility Management) Suites, the product integrates BlackBerry tools from its BES12, Good Dynamics and WatchDox by BlackBerry products. It will launch at the end of June; pricing was not announced. Read More »

Volkswagen gets go-ahead to fix another 1.1 million cars

Volkswagen gets go-ahead to fix another 1.1 million cars

Germany’s motor vehicle authority gave a green light to remedies for a further 1.1 million Volkswagen AG (VOW.XE) vehicles affected by the company’s emissions-rigging scandal, bringing the number of vehicles approved for fixes to more than 2.5 million, the car maker said Wednesday. Owners of Volkswagen Tiguan models and of the Caddy from Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles – all fitted with ... Read More »

U of C pays ransomware criminals $20k for its files back

U of C pays ransomware criminals $20k for its files back

The University of Calgary paid a demanded $20,000 after a “ransomware” cyberattack on its computer systems. The university announced the ransom payment Tuesday, a week after the initial attack. The university grappled with security issues for almost a week after the cyberattack and on 7 May it announced that it had made the ransom demanded by hackers in efforts to ... Read More »