BlackBerry is buying privately held German firm Secusmart which specialises in voice and data encryption, in a bid to improve its credentials security as part of its strategy to target specific industries and niches.
Secusmart specialises in encryption and anti-eavesdropping services for public sector, enterprise and telecommunications service providers.
In an interview Monday with former National Security Agency Director General Keith Alexander, Foreign Policy's Shane Harris learned that Alexander plans to file “at least” nine patent applications—“and possibly more"—pertaining to technology for detecting network intruders.
Amazon has sure come a long way from their roots as an online bookstore. They've since expanded to sell everything from music to groceries and everything in between. The company even produces their own hardware now, including the Fire Phone and the set-top Fire TV, expanding into almost every aspect of what a customer may want to purchase.
A bill to restore consumers' rights to unlock their cellphones is one step from becoming law now that it has cleared Congress. But it's at best a stopgap measure, and the Library of Congress still holds the real keys to this kingdom.
It's been coming coming, but Facebook told TechCrunch today that the time is just about here -- starting "over the next few days" everyone will need Messenger to chat directly with their Facebook friends on mobile devices (iOS, Android and Windows Phone).