Posts Tagged ‘blackberry’

Shutdown of BlackBerry Phones Signals End of an Era

Service for BlackBerry phones, once a status symbol amongst politicians, businessmen, and actors, was shut down on Tuesday. Credit: Omaranabulsi/Wikimedia Commons/CC-BY-SA 3.0 BlackBerry phones, once seen in the hands of countless executives, actors, and politicians, no longer worked at all as of Tuesday, when the company stopped service on devices that had not yet switched […]

GameStop, BlackBerry, AMC Skyrocket Higher as Stocks Drop! What A Mess! — The Duran

[embedded content] source / The Money GPS We can leverage our stock positions, our entire portfolio in fact, to the maximum level. We can borrow money from everyone we know, from our credit cards, cash advance places, and every other means of acquiring more capital, because the Fed has my back, right? 1,844 more words GameStop, […]

Twitter and BlackBerry Messenger were NOT used to spread rioting so don’t shut them down, executives tell MPs

CHRIS SLACKUK Daily Mail Sept 16, 2011 Facebook, Twitter and BlackBerrys were not used to organise violence during August’s riots, executives representing the companies have told MPs. Speaking to the Home Affairs Select Committee yesterday, the representatives said there was ‘no evidence’ the services had been used to co-ordinate the unrest across the country. They […]

Blackberry would close UK service in unrest if ordered

Reuters Sept 16, 2011 BlackBerry said on Thursday it would close down its hugely popular messenger service in Britain if ordered to at times of civil unrest, after police singled out the system as a key tool used in last month’s riots. Appearing before politicians investigating the large-scale disorder that swept Britain in early August, […]

Facebook, Twitter, Blackberry to face questioning on UK riots

  Josh HallidayLondon Guardian August 24, 2011 Facebook and Twitter are preparing to face down government ministers over calls to ban people from social networks or shut their websites down in times of civil unrest. A d v e r t i s e m e n t The major social networks are expected to […]

Police accessed BlackBerry messages to thwart planned riots

Vikram DoddLondon Guardian Aug 16, 2011 Scotland Yard stopped planned attacks by rioters on iconic sites across London hours before they were to take place after they managed to “break into” encrypted social messaging sites, it has emerged. Attacks on the Olympics site, upmarket stores in Oxford circus and the two Westfield shopping centres in […]

BlackBerry Website Hacked as Company Pledges to Help Cops Find Brit Rioters

  Kurt Nimmo August 9, 2011 British officialdom is poised to blame social media for riots in London and other cities in the country. Steve Kavanagh, the deputy assistant commissioner οf the Metropolitan police, ѕаіd that “social media and other methods hаνе bееn used tο organize thеѕе levels οf greed аnd criminality” and added […]

U.K. May Block Twitter, Blackberry in Riots

  Amy Thomson and Robert HuttonBloomberg August 11, 2011 David Cameron, the U.K. prime minister, said the government is considering whether it should block social-networking websites and messaging services during violent unrest after the country’s worst riots since the 1980s. The government is working with police, the intelligence services and companies to look at “whether […]

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