Facebook reportedly gave Apple, Samsung unfettered access to user data potentially violating a 2011 FTC consent degree

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Facebook gave Apple, Samsung, BlackBerry and other device makers detailed access to user data and may have potentially violated a 2011 FTC consent degree according to the New York Times. The social network struck partnerships with at least 60 device makers so that they could offer messaging, “Like” buttons and other features without the need for an app. However, an NYT reporter found that the BlackBerry Hub, for one, was able to glean private data from 556 of his friends, including their religious and political leanings and events they planned…

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No more keyboards for blackberry phones

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Blackberry announced the move to ditch the keyboard on their new smartphone yesterday at the Gulf Information Technology Exhibition (GITEX) Technology Week in Dubai. They will now have a 5.5-inch screen smartphone, known as the Blackberry Motion, running on a Snapdragon 625 System-On-Chip (SoC) platform. The all screen Smartphone will have a massive battery of 4,000mAh, larger than the Samsung Galaxy S8+ which has a 3,500mAh battery. The phone’s other specifications(Specs) are 4 GB RAM and 32 GB internal storage. This is the second device from the modern BlackBerry. The…

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BlackBerry finally cedes to Indian government monitoring its servers

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Blackberry appears to be losing an ongoing dispute with the Indian government over the state’s access to its data, as today an internal document from the state’s Department of Telecommunications stated “the lawful interception system for Blackberry Services is ready for use.” According to the Economic Times, after over two years of pushback, BlackBerry has finally ceded to the Indian government’s insistence that the Canadian phone maker provide the state with access to portions of data exchanged between any of its users. The company has provided a solution that allows…

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