BlackBerry
BlackBerry is buying a privately held German firm that specializes in voice and data encryption, it said on Tuesday, in a bid to burnish its credentials with highly security-conscious clients like government agencies. The Waterloo, Ontario-based smartphone maker did not disclose the terms of its deal to acquire Secusmart GmbH, which specializes in encryption and... Continue Reading →
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BlackBerry may be going down, but not without a fight. Aside from a unique, square-screened handset called the Passport due to launch in September the BlackBerry software is getting a personal assistant app of its own. The company highlighted its BlackBerry Assistant app, which is part of the forthcoming BlackBerry 10.3 software update, on its... Continue Reading →
BBM
If you thought that BlackBerry’s messaging service landed on iOS and Android several years too late, its (late) arrival on Windows Phone takes it to the next level. BlackBerry teased the launch of its BBM messaging service on Windows Phone back in February, and now users can finally get their hands on a beta version,... Continue Reading →
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BlackBerry has just announced a deal that will see more than 200,000 Android apps made available for BlackBerry devices via the Amazon App Store when the new version of BlackBerry’s operating system arrives later in the year. According to BlackBerry, popular apps like Groupon and Netflix will be available for direct download from Amazon’s App... Continue Reading →
BBM
BlackBerry on Monday began the rollout of its first eBBM suite product, which tailors its BBM instant messaging service to enterprise users. Monday marked the debut of BBM Protected, FIPS 140-2 cryptographic library-enabled messaging, between users within the same enterprise, or between organizations who also use BBM Protected, for secure and confidential communications. Who cares... Continue Reading →
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Chat systems like BBM and iMessage are typically very secure, since they’re encrypted end-to-end. However, they still have a glaring flaw: if intruders do crack the code, they can see everything you’ve said. That’s where BlackBerry’s soon-to-launch BBM Protected comes in. As the company showed at its BlackBerry Experience Washington event (CrackBerry’s video is below),... Continue Reading →
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BlackBerry is launching a series of projects called Project Ion for the internet of things with the idea of using its experience in building secure, connected devices to connect sensors, cars and anything else in a secure fashion to a cloud back end. Alec Saunders, the vice president of cloud at BlackBerry, launched the project... Continue Reading →
BlackBerry
BlackBerry said on Sunday it plans to release security updates for messaging software for Android and iOS devices by Friday, to address vulnerabilities in programs related to the “Heartbleed” security threat. Researchers last week warned that they had uncovered Heartbleed, a bug that targets the OpenSSL software commonly used to keep data secure and potentially... Continue Reading →
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BlackBerry’s QNX operating system may not be the hit in mobile phones that the company hoped, but one day QNX may be helping you with a different kind of mobility: the autonomous car. BlackBerry is working with VisLab, an Italian laboratory run by the University of Parma that focuses on computer vision research. One of... Continue Reading →