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RIM exec says India making ‘astonishing’ security demands

March 14th, 2011

Robert Crow, a VP for Research In Motion, recently told The Wall Street Journal that India’s security agencies are making “rather astonishing” demands for access to RIM’s secure messaging and email networks. India and RIM have been up in arms since October 2010 when India gave RIM until January 2011 to comply with India’s intelligence …

Huawei asks for government investigation; wants to sell telecom equipment in U.S.

February 25th, 2011

Looking to assuage the previously expressed concerns of some lawmakers, Chinese telecom juggernaut Huawei is asking for a formal U.S. government investigation into its businesses. Huawei is looking to sell its equipment to United States companies, but has been met by heavy political headwinds. Our company is asking for this investigation “in an effort to reach a …

FCC adopts preliminary net neutrality rules

December 21st, 2010

The Federal Communications Commission put in place a limited set of net neutrality rules today, and early reports suggest people are not overly pleased. The “Open Internet” order was approved 3-2 in a vote that took place on Tuesday, with FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski and two more Democrats voting in support of the new rules. …

Former No. 2 at WikiLeaks prepares to launch OpenLeaks

December 13th, 2010

French digital journalism monitor OWNI published an interview Monday with former right-hand man to Julian Assange, Daniel Domscheit-Berg. Domscheit-Berg shot from anonymity to the spotlight recently when he announced that he was leaving WikiLeaks and launching a new project called OpenLeaks. “In these last months, the organization has not been open any more, it lost …

BlackBerry 6 kernel gets cryptographic seal of approval from U.S. government

December 1st, 2010

Today, Research In Motion announced that the cryptographic kernel of its BlackBerry 6 mobile operating system has earned the FIPS 140-2 security certification. FIPS, or Federal Information Processing Standard, is a classification used by the U.S. — and others — to validate the security of a computer system’s cryptographic services. The certification officially green-lights the OS for …

BlackBerry given the all-clear in India… for now

November 1st, 2010

Research In Motion has been getting a lot of stick recently for not providing government agencies controlled access to their encrypted servers. In August, the United Arab Emirates threatened to pull the plug on BlackBerry services before the two parties reached an agreement. In October, India chimed in on the situation giving the Waterloo based firm …

India gives RIM until January 31 to meet compliance standards

October 12th, 2010

Canadian handset manufacturer Research In Motion, fresh-off a recent victory(?) in the UAE, has been given a hard deadline by the nation of India to comply with the country’s intelligence laws. According to minutes for a recent meeting between RIM and the Indian government: RIM would be asked to adhere to the timeline of January …

Apple Mac enterprise numbers surge in June

August 23rd, 2010

While Macs are ever-popular with students and consumers, enterprises have traditionally been more of an uphill battle for a number of reasons; and government sales pretty much don’t exist. Needham & Co.’s Charlie Wolfe, in a note to clients, broke down the latest market share numbers by category. According to IDC’s latest report for Q2, Mac …

FCC redefines broadband, 14-24 million Americans still without access

July 23rd, 2010

In a press release dated July 20th, the FCC announced that between 14 and 24 million Americans are still without access to broadband internet, and that the “immediate prospects for deployment to them are bleak.” The report also goes on to define “broadband” as a connection that provides a 4 Mbps downlink and 1 Mbps …