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  1. BACK-2-BLACK's Avatar
    Winners Announced in Best in Biz Awards 2015 International

    2015 International winners - Best in Biz Awards International



    Winners Announced in Best in Biz Awards 2015 International
    August 05, 2015 --


    (PRWEB) August 05, 2015 -- Best in Biz Awards, the only independent business awards program judged by members of the press and industry analysts, today announced the winners in its third annual international competition. More than 250 public and private companies representing all sectors of the global economy from more than 30 countries competed in this years International program.

    Gold and multiple award winners in Best in Biz Awards 2015 International include: 1E, Actiontec Electronics, AdTheorent, Airpush, AirWatch, AmpStrip, Avea (Turkey), BDNA, Beckman Coulter Life Sciences, BlackBerry, Boost Collaborative, CenturyLink, Clover Mobile, CloudLock, Clutch Group, Copper Mobile, Creative Lodging Solutions, Diligent Board Member Services, DHL, DMEautomotive, DNE Resources, Dubai Police (United Arab Emirates), Everlaw, Feld Entertainment, FusionOps, Global Efficient Energy, HP, Idea Bank (Poland), Marvell, Medifast, Monster Energy, Namely, Nerium, North Strategic (Canada), Perfecto Mobile, Quality Systems, ResortShare, SanDisk, SDL (United Kingdom), Seal Software, SquareTwo Financial, ThreatMetrix, TouchBistro, Tracx, USANA, Wajam, Worldpay (United Kingdom) and Ytel. For a full list of gold, silver and bronze award winners in Best in Biz Awards 2015 International, visit: 2015 International winners - Best in Biz Awards International.

    Members of the judging panel were effusive in their praise of the quality of the award entrants in this years program:

    As a second year judge, I am still amazed by the quality of the entries, said Jaime Rodrguez-Guerra, Computer Hoy (Spain). The innovation observed in these awards is not a coincidence, but an intrinsic property of the companies.

    The ability to reach the heights each of Best in Biz Awards entrants have attained should be applauded, and I can think of no better way than with this recognition, said Eric Alper, CTV (Canada), returning to judge his third Best in Biz Awards competition.

    There were a number of stand-out entries in the category I judged the Most Customer Friendly Company of the Year. I was looking for a company which I felt offered a unique product carefully tailored towards meeting the needs of its customer base, said Martina Devlin, Irish Independent (Ireland), returning to judge her sixth Best in Biz Awards program. Any one of the top-scoring entrants would have made a worthy winner.

    Scoring companies vying for the top spot in Best in Biz International 2015 was quite difficult as all entries were competitive and the level of innovation and impact of products and services was quite impressive, said Douglas Imaralu, Ventures Africa, judging his third Best in Biz Awards program. In fact, there is a thin line between the companies that eventually come out on top and the others thats how competitive this years entries were.

    Winners of Best in Biz Awards 2015 International were determined based on scoring from a panel of 26 judges drawn from top-tier news, business, finance, and technology publications and media outlets from 19 countries, with all continents represented. This years judging panel included writers and contributors to such publications as ARD (Germany), Asian Power (Singapore), BBC Radio (United Kingdom), Bennett Business Connections (Canada), Business Breakfast (United Arab Emirates), Choice (Australia), Computer Hoy (Spain), CTV (Canada), Gamers Intuition (United States), IAA Magazine (United Arab Emirates), InBusiness (Cyprus and Greece), Irish Independent (Ireland), J Arnold & Associates (Canada), Jerusalem Post (Israel), Kaiser the Sage (Philippines) MediaPost (United States), Radio Ngati Porou (New Zealand), TechHim (India), The Engaging Brand (United Kingdom), Vancouver Sun (Canada), Ventures Africa and Enterprise54.com (Nigeria), Vyapar (India), Wirausaha & Keuangan (Indonesia), WirelessDuniya (India) and Xbox Plus (Brazil).

    Best in Biz Awards is now accepting entries in its fifth annual North American program, open to any company from any industry based in or operating in North America. Companies can enter more than 60 company, department or team, executive, product, and PR and media categories. Categories include Company of the Year, Fastest-Growing Company, Most Customer Friendly Company, Best Place to Work, PR Agency, Executive of the Year, Most Innovative Product, Enterprise Product, Consumer Service, App, PR Campaign, Website, Event, and Film or Video of the Year. The regular entry deadline is August 14, 2015, with late entries accepted until September 18, 2015.

    About Best in Biz Awards
    Now in its fifth year, Best in Biz Awards recognizes top companies, teams, executives and products for their business success as judged by established members of the press and industry analysts. Best in Biz Awards honors are currently conferred in two separate programs: North America and International. Entries for Best in Biz Awards 2015 are currently being accepted from all companies based or operating in North America until the final deadline on September 18, 2015. For more information, visit: Best in Biz Awards - Business Awards Recognizing the Best in Business
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    08-06-15 10:15 AM
  2. Christophe Piquemal's Avatar
    Sorry, posted yet

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    08-06-15 10:16 AM
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    08-06-15 10:18 AM
  4. BanffMoose's Avatar
    .OT (kinda)

    Rumours on other makers going the Android Platform route...

    Concept Video Showcases Nintendo WiiPhone Running On Android | Androidheadlines.com
    Pity. Would've thought Nintendo would want an OS that couldn't be rooted like QNX, even if they didn't want to license BB10. Might've given them some synergies with their in-car entertainment systems that they did with Toyota (at least I thought they did something with Toyota in the Japanese market).

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    08-06-15 10:19 AM
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    Marketing 101 for BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) ? Stock Traders Daily NEWS

    Marketing 101 for BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY)

    August 06, 2015, BY Thomas H. Kee Jr - Editor, Stock Traders Daily

    The name BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) resonates with investors as the company who lead the cell phone revolution, only to be eventually trumped by Apple as they dragged their heels when innovative 'smart phone' technologies came to the market. This is a monkey that might actually always be on the back of BlackBerry, even as they continue to pursue extremely lucrative business opportunities.

    With that said, we do not expect nor do we suggest that BlackBerry change its name or re-brand itself. In fact, we believe that relationship will only solidify the future business of the company as they pursue security in the iOT space. It is our opinion that BlackBerry is in the right place at the right time, again.

    We know they were ahead of the curve with cell phones, and we currently believe they are ahead of the curve with security as well.

    Vulnerability threats now expand much further than cell phone hacking. BlackBerry already offers the most secure cell phone network, that is why Governments use BlackBerry, and interestingly it is this security and the inability to hack into it and read texts and emails that caused Pakistan, a country where the business of hacking might actually be a viable one, to disallow BlackBerry devices. Pakistan could not hack Blackberry's, so instead they are not allowing them in the country anymore.

    However, you would never know BlackBerry had the best security if you walked into a Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) Store; BlackBerry is not advertising their competitive advantage very well at all. I am not sure if this is part of John Chen's plan, but why would it be?

    The more important question might actually be how much could BlackBerry phone sales improve if they did? Given all of the public security risks in 'smart autos,' namely the recent Fiat and Chrysler Hacking and the Harmon Kardon issues, but in addition the hacking into a Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) that will be officially disclosed on Friday, intelligent shoppers might embrace the option of heightened security.

    I know if I walked into a store and learn that 'this phone was much more secure than others' it would make a material difference in my decision making. The general public doesn't know this. All they know is that BlackBerry was popular and now Apple rules.

    In addition, I might add, an excellent way to reach added small businesses and even potential enterprise customers is to use that platform as a launch point for the suite of security products offered by BlackBerry. There is more staying power in security than in technology fads that draw the attention of younger consumers, not to say that those technologies will be neglected, but no one has the suite of security products that BlackBerry has, and if a consumer was properly educated he would learn that by being part of BlackBerry he is not only securing his phone, but he is part of a much larger security infrastructure that spans the IOT space.

    In our opinion, it is all about marketing now.

    BlackBerry is ahead of the curve, and they have one of the most robust marketing channels imaginable. All they need to do is make the public (consumers and businesses) aware and they will flourish. It is marketing 101, and if done properly BackBerry will once again be a $100B company. They are in the right place at the right time, again...

    Limiting Smart Phone production to 1-2 per year is probably a good idea, but exiting the business would be foolish. The cell phone business is an exceptional marketing channel.
    08-06-15 10:30 AM
  6. Mr BBRY's Avatar
    Pity. Would've thought Nintendo would want an OS that couldn't be rooted like QNX, even if they didn't want to license BB10. Might've given them some synergies with their in-car entertainment systems that they did with Toyota (at least I thought they did something with Toyota in the Japanese market).

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    OT (cont'd):
    No worries, BM. It's just a concept.

    Another OT (speaking of substandard lumber / concrete):
    Is anyone considering dumpster diving into LL? A 90% fall in a year has me interested even with the tidal wave of problems they are having. Is there any possibility of a turnaround here?
    08-06-15 10:33 AM
  7. BACK-2-BLACK's Avatar
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    Blackberry's future looks bright in key niche | Tim Talk | Tim Hunt | PleasantonWeekly.com |

    Blackberry's future looks bright in key niche
    Uploaded: Aug 6, 2015

    After attending the Innovation Tri-Valley Leadership Group's seventh annual Software Stars at Casa Real, I have a new opinion of Blackberry.

    I had figured that the smart phones would spell the end of the company that a software executive once described to me as a "killer app." In 2010, Blackberry had 43 percent of the smart phone market, but, thanks to the popularity of the Apple IPhone and devices by Samsung and other manufacturers, its consumer market share has shrunk to 1.5 percent.

    But, according to Marty Beard, the Chief Operating Officer, there is a critical niche that Blackberry is exploitingsecure communications. He told the crowd that all of the G20 countries use Blackberry phones because of its security is the gold standard for wireless devices. Working out of the West Coast headquarters in Pleasanton, Beard said the turn-around has resulted in the company sitting on $3 billion in cash. John Chen, CEO of Sybase in Dublin when it was purchased by SAP, has served as CEO of Blackberry since November 2013.

    The firm demonstrated in New York earlier last week just how critical wireless security can be. One of its "white hat hackers" was asked to crack a wirelessly controlled infusion pump controlling medication to a dummy in a hospital. After three minutes, he was able to quadruple the medication and "kill" the patient.

    On that same panel, Dr. Rahul Parikh of the Permanente Medical Group (the physicians serving the Kaiser system) described how he and his colleagues are pushing innovation in the integrated medical system. He posed a key question that each of us should ask and answer: how much health data do we want available to outside providers?

    The new wearable technologies can monitor health status and activity levels remotely. Do you want your insurance company knowing if you exercised today? Excellent points to ponder.

    Brad Surak, General Manager of Industrial Internet Applications for GE Software (headquartered in Bishop Ranch in San Ramon) noted that CEO Jeff Immelt told Charlie Rose that he went to bed one night running an industrial manufacturing firm and woke up the next morning in charge of a software company. Incidentally, the GE facility in San Ramon has grown from 400 employees to 1,200 in just four years.
    The Internet of interconnected devices for consumers or of major industrial equipment in GE's case (digitizing the physical world) touches all of us. Surak pointed out that 80 percent of GE's revenue comes from servicing what it sells.

    And Ray O'Connor, CEO of Livermore-based Topcon, told of remotely monitoring a giant dirt scraper in New York from an office in San Francisco. Topcon makes the GPS-controllers for all forms of equipment.

    The first panel featured managers from Sandia and Lawrence Livermore labs as well as Rob Sadow, the founder of start-up Scoop that is using its mobile app to help encourage ridesharing for commuters.

    The national lab folks celebrated that recent White House initiative that spelled out the importance of U.S. leadership in high-speed computing. For decades, Lawrence Livermore, working with industrial partners, has utilized the most capable high-speed computers in the world, but the Chinese have greatly improved their capabilities.

    The computers are used for modeling simulations of nuclear explosions as well as other very complex problems.

    The computing power, coupled with the lab's ability to bring experienced scientists and engineers from various disciplines together to work on big challenges, continue to help advance the national interests. For instance, they now can model a human heart, in real time, down to the chemical reactions at the molecular level.
    08-06-15 10:34 AM
  8. farmwersteve's Avatar
    Out of curiosity, what is the employee price on the silver Passport?

    Q10SQN100-1/10.3.2.2339 | Bell
    $499 cdn
    The same accessories would total $60. But I didn't need them all

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    08-06-15 11:27 AM
  9. BACK-2-BLACK's Avatar
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    Digital Engagement Index 08/06/2015


    Digital Engagement Index
    by Erik Sass @eriksass1, 77 minutes ago

    Blackberry made their debut on the leaderboard thanks to a 24% increase in digital engagement. The brand's 'Work Creative' promo featuring musician, Duff McKagan, supported the increase.

    Daily Top 10



    RANK....................BRAND....................R ATING....................%CHANGE


    1 .........................Lego..................... .... 1,764,486.................... - 1.91%
    2 .........................Always................... .. 1,403,408.................... - 7.80%
    3 .........................Victoria's Secret....... 1,381,271.................... + 74.78%
    4 .........................Coca-Cola................ 1,099,084.................... + 42.83%
    5 .........................Hasbro................... .. 1,035,562.................... + 1.94%
    6 .........................Old Navy..................... 945,422.................... + 13.48%
    7 .........................Red Bull...................... 872,994.................... - 0.82%
    8 .........................MTV...................... ..... 809,716.................... - 11.87%
    9 .........................Blackberry................. 765,382................... + 24.19%
    10....................... Amazon...................... 696,809.................... - 9.03%
    08-06-15 12:10 PM
  10. W Hoa's Avatar
    Security, and marketing it, is the key to a Blackberry resurgence - MarketWatch

    Published: Aug 6, 2015 12:16 p.m. ET

    ...you would never know BlackBerry had the best security if you walked into a Verizon store; BlackBerry is not advertising their competitive advantage very well at all. I am not sure if this is part of John Chen's plan, but why would it be?

    The more important question might actually be how much could BlackBerry phone sales improve if they did? Given all of the public security risks in “smart autos,” ... intelligent shoppers might embrace the option of heightened security.

    I know if I walked into a store and learn that “this phone was much more secure than others,” it would make a material difference in my decision making. The general public doesn't know this. All they know is that BlackBerry was popular, and now Apple rules.

    In addition, I might add, an excellent way to reach added small businesses and even potential enterprise customers is to use that platform as a launch point for the suite of security products offered by BlackBerry. There is more staying power in security than in technology fads that draw the attention of younger consumers, which is not to say that those technologies will be neglected, but no one has the suite of security products that BlackBerry has. If a consumer was properly educated, that person would learn that by being part of BlackBerry, he is not only securing his phone, but he is part of a much larger security infrastructure that spans the IoT space.

    In our opinion, it is all about marketing now.

    BlackBerry is ahead of the curve regarding security, and they have one of the most robust marketing channels imaginable. All they need to do is make the public (consumers and businesses) aware and they will flourish. It is marketing 101, and if done properly, BackBerry will once again be a $80 billion company. They are in the right place at the right time, again...
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    08-06-15 12:13 PM
  11. bungaboy's Avatar
    The new slider should be named "Victoria's Secret"
    08-06-15 12:52 PM
  12. W Hoa's Avatar
    Russia hacks Pentagon computers: NBC, citing sources
    CNBC.com staff | @CNBC
    6 Mins Ago
    Breaking News

    U.S. officials tell NBC News that Russia launched a "sophisticated cyberattack" against the Pentagon's Joint Staff unclassified email system which has been shut down and taken off line for nearly two weeks. According to the officials, the "sophisticated cyber intrusion" occurred sometime around July 25 and affected some 4,000 military and civilian personnel work for the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

    This story is developing.
    08-06-15 02:01 PM
  13. audio_Rx's Avatar
    SP has been on a wild ride today.

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    08-06-15 02:29 PM
  14. BACK-2-BLACK's Avatar
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    This was translated....

    Empresas na Amrica Latina e Caribe confiam na BlackBerry para gesto de mobilidade empresarial multiplataforma

    Companies in Latin America and the Caribbean rely on BlackBerry for enterprise mobility management platform


    06/08/2015 15:50:57

    More than 150 customers throughout the Latin American and Caribbean tested or installed local and BES12 cloud solutions in the first quarter of fiscal year 2016

    Miami, United States - The BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ: BBRY; TSX: BB), a global leader in mobile communications, revealed today that companies in Latin America and the Caribbean rely on multiplatform solution for enterprise mobility management (EMM, for its acronym English) BlackBerry BES12 to meet their growing mobility needs. The BlackBerry reported that in the first quarter of fiscal year 2016, over 150 companies have invested in these regions BES12 or tested the BES12 or BES12 * Cloud solutions.

    "It is expected that the number of mobile professionals in Latin America reach 120 million users by the end of 2015. By 2018, 50% of the workforce will be mobilized in the region. Every day more, different sectors and companies of all sizes face the need to deploy multiple devices and operating systems in a safe environment, "said Diego Anesini, Research Director at IDC Latin America.

    The BES12 is the pillar of the broad portfolio of security services, productivity, business collaboration and communication of the BlackBerry, helping companies to connect their employees to each other and to corporate information and machinery essential to perform their jobs. The BES12 offers EMM capabilities expanded platform able to manage any mobile deployment model as BYOD, COPE (owned devices the company for personal use) and COBO (owned devices company with exclusively professional purposes), and incorporates the reliable network and secure the BlackBerry. The BES12 platform is perfectly compatible with smartphones and tablets BlackBerry, iOS, Android and Windows Phone. The BES12 Cloud offers all the essential features of local installation BES12 with greater ease and simplicity to management and implementation.

    Caprecom, the Jamaica Defence Force, the Attorney General of Colombia and HSBC are among the companies that have chosen to manage their growing mobility needs with BES12.

    Many of these customers are also expanding their EMM capabilities with value-added solutions of BlackBerry, as BBM and BBM Protected Meetings, as well as identity management and access solutions like VPN BlackBerry Enterprise Identity and Authentication of the BlackBerry.

    "Companies grow in major cities in Latin America and the Caribbean and reassess their enterprise mobility strategies to address the security issues facing businesses," said John Stricker, Executive Director, LATAM Enterprise on BlackBerry. "The security of BlackBerry is the best in the mobility sector. In addition to offering security features and privacy proven to our enterprise customers through BES12 also bring a supply of services that goes beyond the EMM, allowing them to solve real security challenges and productivity associated with the use of mobile technology in business. "

    For more information about the BlackBerry's enterprise mobility management solutions, BES12 and prices, visit BlackBerry Enterprise Service 12 ? BES 12 ? Download BES 12 - United States (in English).

    * Source: Regional Sales Report, June 2015, BlackBerry

    About BlackBerry
    The BlackBerry, global leader in communications and mobility, revolutionized the mobile industry with the launch of the BlackBerry solution in 1999. Today, the goal of BlackBerry is to inspire the success of millions of customers around the world through the constant overcoming limits mobile experiences. Founded in 1984 and based in Waterloo (Ontario, Canada), the BlackBerry has offices in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Latin America. The Company trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the name "BB" and on the NASDAQ as "BBRY". For more information, visit Cell Phones, Smartphones & Mobile Phones from BlackBerry.com.

    Press Contact:
    Vivian Kobeh
    BlackBerry Latin America
    vkobeh@blackberry.com
    08-06-15 02:47 PM
  15. BACK-2-BLACK's Avatar
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    ...another translation..........ariba ariba !

    Domnio da BlackBerry que sugeria smartphone Android bem menos interessante que isso - Conexo PenedoConexo Penedo


    BlackBerry domain suggesting Android smartphone is far less interesting than that?


    The site Writing Tudocelular.com.br

    One of the exits to the BlackBerry return to their glory days might be with the manufacture of Android smartphones. This possibility has been raised by several experts and of course, many rumors have pointed to one or more "BlackDroids". They warmed after the Canadian company has registered some domains related to the operating system. But today they were put to use and it's not so surprising.

    In fact, as we can see when accessing the site www.manageandroid. com , it is nothing more than a place where the company cites articles dealing with security issues and productivity in Android, and some own content. It is mainly aimed at corporate users of its BES12 platform. In a post on its official blog, the BlackBerry said:

    Thus, recently launched the Android Secured central to spread latest news and updates on safety and productivity on Android. Check it out now and visit again soon as we will select the main articles and stories that will keep them at the forefront.

    For those who expected an Android smartphone from BlackBerry, all is not lost! The company itself said it could work, but only if he could make the secure Android as their rigosos standards. Who knows such a Venice does not give the guys soon?

    Source: Tudocelular.com.br
    News Originally posted by site All Mobile.
    08-06-15 02:56 PM
  16. BACK-2-BLACK's Avatar
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    OT: interesting tidbit ( number may benefit BB with Samsung partnership? )

    Samsung And LG Account For 78% Of US Android Sales | Infinite Path


    Samsung And LG Account For 78% Of US Android Sales

    Aug 06, 2015 by Philip Hughes in Technology


    The users not only found the Android-iOS 9 completely different and easier to use, but also applauded the finer elements like the ability to control music while browsing the web through shaking the device. Once this happens, it wouldnt be entirely unthinkable for Samsung and LG to start losing their grip over US-based Android smartphone sales.

    A class-action lawsuit would open the case to anyone who had been impacted by the claim, potentially causing Apple to pay a hefty settlement or face expensive legal fees to defend the case.

    The numbers are finally out and once again, Apples iPhone was declared the victor edging its rivals Android, Windows, and Blackberry, with a huge gap.

    Apples iMessage text messaging feature allows iOS users to text other iOS users without eating up their data allowance. The intercepted messages are held indefinitely, the suit claims, and that allegedly counts as unauthorized access to a computer system and a violation of both the Stored Communications Act and the Federal Wire Tap Act. So what does happen when you slap Android on a smartphone that looks incredibly like and iPhone 6 or 6s and sell it off as the next iOS 9?

    Of course, not everyone they asked was into technology, so inevitably they blindly believed that the iPhone was indeed running on iOS 9.

    Apple has argued that the lawsuits should be thrown out. Yes, they do. No, we are not kidding.

    Speaking to Business Insider, Spoor said it took a lot of hacking to make their phone appear to run Android. The only part we dont know is what apps Apple might bring over to Googles platform. Apple didnt immediately reply to a request for comment.

    However, one filing in the case requests that certain internal emails remain confidential, including one addressed to CEO Tim Cook on April 28, 2013. It would be quite an achievement if these guys had managed it, but from the quick flashes of the screen you see in the video its clear that they have not.
    08-06-15 03:04 PM
  17. BACK-2-BLACK's Avatar
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    OT: more hacking and tracking possibilities.....?

    Your smartphone battery lets advertisers track you online | Mobile | Geek.com

    Your smartphone battery lets advertisers track you online

    Mobile By Lee Mathews Aug. 6, 2015 1:02 pm

    You may have started taking extra steps to protect your privacy online in the post-Snowden era. But theres a component in your phone that advertisers might be abusing right now to track you online despite your best efforts: its battery.

    It turns out that your battery can be leveraged to fingerprint your device with amazing precision, and it can be done silently without your permission. How is that possible? Because the W3C implemented a new specification that allows websites to check power stats, the Battery Status API.

    A group of French and Belgian researchers have just published a paper that details how the battery in a device with a W3C-compliant browser in this case Firefox running on Linux can be exploited to identify its user.

    The revelation that a devices battery status can be misused in this way isnt a new one. Back in February of this year, Yan Michalevski and a group of researchers from Stanford made the same discovery. Michalevski reported that measuring the phones aggregate power consumption over time completely reveals the phones location and movement.

    For the advertisers looking to identify you so they can target ads, this is a beautiful thing. It doesnt make a difference whether your smartphone runs iOS, Android, Windows Phone, or even BlackBerry or Firefox OS. It doesnt matter if you have location services disabled. If you have a battery in your device and use a standards-compliant browser, youre at risk.

    The most worrisome part about both of these reports is that battery-based tracking can keep tabs on you in spite of other precautions you might be taking. Browsing in private mode? By identifying your battery before and after, advertisers can simply replace the cookie that disappears when you end your private session.

    There are a couple of easy fixes suggested in the European teams paper. One, the level of precision that the Battery Status API is allowed to report could be limited. Another is that browsers prompt users for permission when a site wants to tap the API.

    Hopefully one or both of those suggestions is implemented soon. If not, at least the EFF is working on a new and improved Do Not Track for us.
    08-06-15 03:09 PM
  18. BACK-2-BLACK's Avatar
    The new slider should be named "Victoria's Secret"

    hmmm.....Sheriff, you may be onto something .....

    look at what is trending in the other CB forums

    http://forums.crackberry.com/blackbe...sport-1032259/


    Coincidence?

    I think not !
    08-06-15 03:17 PM
  19. La Emperor's Avatar
    QNX in the upcoming Volvo Models Down Under

    New to the XC90 is its infotainment system. It centres around a 9-inch touch screen, operates on the QNX operating system and uses HERE maps for its GPS navigation.

    The entire system has been designed to present drivers only information that is contextually relevant. Pertinent information is pushed to the top of the touchscreen so that it can be seen at a glance, while less critical information is shifted towards the bottom of the screen, where it is easier to reach.

    An infrared layer cast above the screen is used so that people can operate the system while wearing gloves.

    The QNX operating system is a subsidiary of BlackBerry and, therefore, is fluent in the kind of gestures common to smartphones. It is based on three easy-to-use panels.

    Two variants of the XC90 will go on sale in Australia on 8 August. The D5 diesel and the T6 Petrol, while the T8 hybrid is scheduled for release in February 2016.
    Volvo?s road to self-driving cars starts with safety - Good Gear Guide Australia
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    08-06-15 03:50 PM
  20. TimJohnSmith's Avatar
    Saw this and it fits what we've known for a long time. Sorry if it has already been posted.

    http://www.marketwatch.com/story/sec...?siteid=yhoof2

    Tim Smith from my Z10 on Rogers
    08-06-15 04:55 PM
  21. bungaboy's Avatar
    hmmm.....Sheriff, you may be onto something .....

    look at what is trending in the other CB forums

    http://forums.crackberry.com/blackbe...sport-1032259/


    Coincidence?

    I think not !
    Daily Top 10


    RANK....................BRAND....................R ATING....................%CHANGE



    3 .........................Victoria's Secret....... 1,381,271.................... + 74.78%
    9 .........................Blackberry............... .. 765,382................... + 24.19%
    08-06-15 05:23 PM
  22. Soumaila Somtore's Avatar
    Thanks Tim
    I found this in the article Hackers Take Control of a Tesla, Sort Of - Digits - WSJ Sorry if already posted
    Saw this and it fits what we've known for a long time. Sorry if it has already been posted.

    Security, and marketing it, is the key to a Blackberry resurgence - MarketWatch

    Tim Smith from my Z10 on Rogers
    08-06-15 05:49 PM
  23. bungaboy's Avatar
    Blackberry's future looks bright in key niche

    Blackberry's future looks bright in key niche | Tim Talk | Tim Hunt | PleasantonWeekly.com |

    After attending the Innovation Tri-Valley Leadership Group's seventh annual Software Stars at Casa Real, I have a new opinion of Blackberry.

    I had figured that the smart phones would spell the end of the company that a software executive once described to me as a "killer app." In 2010, Blackberry had 43 percent of the smart phone market, but, thanks to the popularity of the Apple IPhone and devices by Samsung and other manufacturers, its consumer market share has shrunk to 1.5 percent.

    But, according to Marty Beard, the Chief Operating Officer, there is a critical niche that Blackberry is exploiting—secure communications. He told the crowd that all of the G20 countries use Blackberry phones because of its security is the gold standard for wireless devices. Working out of the West Coast headquarters in Pleasanton, Beard said the turn-around has resulted in the company sitting on $3 billion in cash. John Chen, CEO of Sybase in Dublin when it was purchased by SAP, has served as CEO of Blackberry since November 2013.

    The firm demonstrated in New York earlier last week just how critical wireless security can be. One of its "white hat hackers" was asked to crack a wirelessly controlled infusion pump controlling medication to a dummy in a hospital. After three minutes, he was able to quadruple the medication and "kill" the patient.

    On that same panel, Dr. Rahul Parikh of the Permanente Medical Group (the physicians serving the Kaiser system) described how he and his colleagues are pushing innovation in the integrated medical system. He posed a key question that each of us should ask and answer: how much health data do we want available to outside providers?

    The new wearable technologies can monitor health status and activity levels remotely. Do you want your insurance company knowing if you exercised today? Excellent points to ponder.

    Brad Surak, General Manager of Industrial Internet Applications for GE Software (headquartered in Bishop Ranch in San Ramon) noted that CEO Jeff Immelt told Charlie Rose that he went to bed one night running an industrial manufacturing firm and woke up the next morning in charge of a software company. Incidentally, the GE facility in San Ramon has grown from 400 employees to 1,200 in just four years.

    The Internet of interconnected devices for consumers or of major industrial equipment in GE's case (digitizing the physical world) touches all of us. Surak pointed out that 80 percent of GE's revenue comes from servicing what it sells.

    And Ray O'Connor, CEO of Livermore-based Topcon, told of remotely monitoring a giant dirt scraper in New York from an office in San Francisco. Topcon makes the GPS-controllers for all forms of equipment.

    The first panel featured managers from Sandia and Lawrence Livermore labs as well as Rob Sadow, the founder of start-up Scoop that is using its mobile app to help encourage ridesharing for commuters.

    The national lab folks celebrated that recent White House initiative that spelled out the importance of U.S. leadership in high-speed computing. For decades, Lawrence Livermore, working with industrial partners, has utilized the most capable high-speed computers in the world, but the Chinese have greatly improved their capabilities.

    The computers are used for modeling simulations of nuclear explosions as well as other very complex problems.

    The computing power, coupled with the lab's ability to bring experienced scientists and engineers from various disciplines together to work on big challenges, continue to help advance the national interests. For instance, they now can model a human heart, in real time, down to the chemical reactions at the molecular level.
    08-06-15 08:38 PM
  24. Supa_Fly1's Avatar
    The new slider should be named "Victoria's Secret"
    I feel a marketing angle here ...

    Beckham's Victoria herrrrr rrRRRRrrrrr secret, darling
    08-07-15 12:33 AM
  25. JonCBK's Avatar
    The major caveat here, and this may point to a future BlackBerry acquisition, is that BlackBerry currently has no footprint on the desktop. Virtually all the recent data leaks have been from desktop/laptop or server penetrations or lost unencrypted harddrives. We're still probably a few years away from phones/tablets overtaking laptops and PCs.
    In terms of total traffic we are a few years from phones/tablets over taking PCs, but in terms of how many times per day you check in on that device, we've passed the point where folks interact more often on their phone or tablet than on their PCs.
    3MIKE, bungaboy, CDM76 and 4 others like this.
    08-07-15 06:40 AM
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