NSA Finds Way to Tap BlackBerry Smartphones

The NSA, National Security Agency has reportedly succeeded in accessing BlackBerry devices. According to reports from SPIEGEL, the NSA although at first back since 2009 BlackBerry Devices could not be accessed. But in March 2010, the department responsible at Britain’s GCHQ intelligence agency declared in a top secret document it had regained access to BlackBerry […]

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India Government Granted Intercept Authority on BIS Server.

Economic Times recently dropped an article that outlines the authority that BlackBerry has granted to the Indian government regarding the BlackBerry Internet Service or BIS.  The report states that India has the access to 10 different telecom service providers when it comes to the intercept authority but it is limited to soly the BIS. The […]

Verizon Forced to Hand Over Phone Records to Federal Government

The NSA, National Security Agency has issued that Verizon Business, a subsidy of the company, hand over phone records to the Federal Government, after a court order from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. According to reports, the decisions were made with the backings from the Bush administrations, post 9/11 surveillances, “under the business records section of […]

Pentagon denies reports of switch from BlackBerry to iOS

Here we are, another day and another rumor about some company or organization dropping BlackBerry for iOS or Android.  This time around it was a rumor that the Pentagon was going to be ditching their 470,000 BlackBerry devices in favor of the iPhone.  As with most of these types of rumors there is now an […]

FBI Employees Disciplined for Misconduct With BlackBerry Devices

The FBI recently had to discipline some of their employees for misconduct that stemmed from the inappropriate use of their government issued BlackBerry devices.  The misconduct was outlined in a report that stated there were a “Rash of Sexting cases” where employees sent pictures and text messages that were not acceptable.

French Firefighters Use BlackBerry Solution In Day-To-Day Operations

There is no doubt that BlackBerry is the popular choice amongst enterprise customers and government organizations.  A fire department in France has taken to using the BlackBerry Solution to help them cope with the day-to-day operations that a fire department encounters.  They are using a specialized application that was specifically designed for them, as well […]

CESG Approves BlackBerry 7.1 OS for Government Use

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM–(Marketwire – Dec. 18, 2012) – Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ:RIMM)(TSX:RIM) today announced that the BlackBerry® 7.1 operating system has been approved for UK government use by CESG, the National Technical Authority for Information Assurance in the UK. The approval enables public sector workers to utilise the enhanced performance and rich functionality of […]

Irish Government Gives up on Blackberry, Will they return for BlackBerry 10?

The Irish government has announced that it will be dropping support for Blackberrys and in turn they will settle for iPhones and Android devices, according to SiliconRepublic. The switch affects Teachta Dála’s (TD’s) in the lower house of the Oireachtas (the Irish Parliament). Irish government officials government, feels that BlackBerry is no longer a cost effective […]

Register Now for the 2012 BlackBerry Government Forum!

Research In Motion has been offering a few glimpses at the new BlackBerry 10 to many businesses and organizations, and now they are moving on to the government previews. RIM is sending out its invitation to the  BlackBerry Government Forum 2012 which will be held this November on the 7th at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier.

Blackberry Is No Longer The Device For The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency

The Iphone will be the phone of choice for The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency. They will no longer be using Blackberries after they have ended their 8 year partnership. This is not really a surprise as other government departments are choosing other devices, but it does deliver a blow to RIM.

Video: What Government IT Leaders Are Saying About BlackBerry!

Mobile Link Mobile technology is changing the way government agencies operate, and CIOs face increasing IT challenges and resource demands as the mobile landscape continues to evolve. Find out what government IT leaders are saying about how BlackBerry® products and services offer the security, manageability, productivity and collaboration that their employees need to function in today’s […]

Video: What Law Enforcement Leaders Are Saying About BlackBerry!

Mobile Link Mobile technology has changed the way police forces across the country operate, but the mobile landscape is continually evolving. Tightening budgets, increasing security demands and a push for greater mobility for law enforcement personnel are making IT decisions even more challenging. Find out what law enforcement leaders are saying about how BlackBerry mobile […]

Enterprise and Government Customers Can Save Money on BlackBerry 7 Smartphones with New “Trade-Up and Recycle Program”

WATERLOO, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – August 16, 2012) – A new program from Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM)(TSX: RIM) can save enterprise and government customers on the costs of upgrading to BlackBerry® 7 smartphones while also helping with the responsible recycling of old devices. RIM announced today that it is working with e-Cycle LLC to offer […]

BlackBerry 7 OS Approved by CESG for Government Use

Slough – London, UK – May 17, 2012 – Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today announced that CESG, the National Technical Authority for Information Assurance in the UK, has approved the BlackBerry® 7 operating system for government use. The approval enables public sector workers to utilise the enhanced performance and rich functionality […]

RiM announces approval of BlackBerry 7 devices for use in the U.S. Department of Defense

RIM has taken a lot of heat recently for their lost market share in the enterprise environment.  Sure there are many big business’ that have switched from issuing each employee a BlackBerry, to allowing their employees to BYOD (bring your own device) and then have it connected with the IT policies of said business.  Well […]

Peekaboo, The Indian Government Can See You.. But How Easily?

BlackBerry users in India can have a sigh of relief, at least a small one. Since the Indian government’s start of attempting to have complete access to all BBMs a person sends and receives, people have worried over this just how much information can actually be seen.

Philadelphia man uses Phone Jammer to Disrupt All Cell Phone Services

A Philadelphia man riding the public bus, remotely nuked every cell phone service on the bus. Astonishing enough the Philadelphia man state that he simply did not want to listen to other people’s phone conversations, and that he turns on the illegal device when other people talk too loud and they get on his nerves.

Canadian Government Picking Up BlackBerry Playbooks!

The Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade has a requirement to procure 500 RIM’s “Playbook” tablets with the option to procure an additional 500 units. It is proposed to issue a contract to Research In Motion (RIM) or its designated reseller.

Indonesia Government Threatens to Stop BlackBerry Messenger

The Indonesian Telecommunication Body is upset with Research In Motion in an agreement that a new data center was to be built-in Indonesia, but now this data center is to be built-in Singapore instead. Indonesia government feels that they should have the data center should be established in their country. As a result Indonesian govern has threaten to stop BIS as […]