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Roam Free, Data!

The EU is drafting a ban on mobile data roaming charges. The new regulations promise to save money for customers, and pose challenges for operators. Luckily, LTE has a built-in solution.

January 8, 2012 by

E-health law to block overseas access: CSC

A legislative ban on storing data for personally controlled e-health records (PCEHR) overseas could inadvertently prevent consumers from accessing their records while abroad, according to IT services company CSC.

April 14, 2011 by

Can CEOs afford to say 'no comment'?

Mike Lazaridis, co-CEO and founder of Research In Motion (RIM), made news headlines this week after he abruptly ended an interview with BBC when the reporter began fielding questions about the company's security-related scuffles in India and the Middle East. The BlackBerry maker last year faced a potential service ban in the countries if it did not yield to the respective government's request to access data transmitted via the mobile device.

August 31, 2010 by

India: Hand over your data Google, Skype

After postponing service ban on BlackBerry, India government now turns focus on search giant, Internet telephony company and other virtual private networks with demands for access to data, AFP reported.

February 22, 2010 by

FTC tags schools among data breaches from P2P file sharing

As if RIAA and the MPAA didn't give us enough reasons to ban file-sharing traffic in our schools, the FTC has contacted over 100 organizations (including several schools) who inadvertently released sensitive data through file-sharing activities. Do you want to be getting a letter like this from the Federal Trade Commission?

August 7, 2007 by

Qualcomm import ban will effect U.S. 3G data networks

Yesterday, the Bush administration decided to uphold a June decision from the US International Trade Commission that bans chips made by Qualcomm Inc. that violate a Broadcom Corp. patent. This does not look like good news for Qualcomm and those of us who want to see more 3G mobile devices in the United States. Qualcomm will appeal the decision, but the Forbes article states that a reversal of a US ITC decision hasn't been made for 20 years. The CTIA had called on a veto of the ban by President Bush and stated that the ITC ban would costs U.S. consumers and producers an estimated $4.3 to $21.1 billion, and will cause billions more in lost productivity across the U.S. economy.

June 25, 2007 by

RIM: we couldn't listen in on conversations even if we wanted to

As a result of last week's extension of a ban by the French government on its workers using BlackBerrys to send and receive sensitive data, BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion felt the compelling need to respond."No one, including RIM, has the ability to view the content of any data communication sent using the BlackBerry Enterprise Solution because all the data is encrypted," BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion told Agence France-Presse, the main newswire service for French media.

June 4, 2007 by

Flash memory takes the hire path

Devices which flaunt their flash memory are often frowned upon in a corporate setting, but it turns out that you can actually use them as a novel recruitment aid.Highly paranoid companies (and let's face it, the words "highly paranoid" may be redundant when you place them in front of "companies") often ban connecting any device which can potentially be used to export corporate data.


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