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Comment Champion of the "Snoopers Charter" (Score 1) 238

In her previous incarnation she was champion of the "Snoopers Charter": https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...

"The Draft Communications Data Bill (nicknamed the Snoopers' Charter or Snooper's Charter) is draft legislation proposed by Home Secretary Theresa May in the United Kingdom which would require Internet service providers and mobile phone companies to maintain records of each user's internet browsing activity (including social media), email correspondence, voice calls, internet gaming, and mobile phone messaging services and store the records for 12 months. Retention of email and telephone contact data for this time is already required by the Data Retention Regulations 2014.[1] The anticipated cost is £1.8 billion."

Comment Re:Statehood for England (Score 1) 360

You kind of lost the moral high ground a long time ago.

Difficult to lecture people on free speech when your government spends its time torturing people to get them to talk.

That's not an argument in favour of censorship, just highlighting what happens when you have double-standards: people don't listen to you any more.

Comment Re:Once iOS and Android sold out to the NSA. (Score 3, Informative) 139

All phone manufacturers and ISPs have to follow the laws of their host country. For that reason BlackBerry was required to hand over access to BIS encrypted traffic.

However, BlackBerry's BES (business) security was not affected. Each enterprise keeps its own keys, not BlackBerry. There was nothing to hand over to the government. The government would have to go to each business individually and demand the keys.

Comment Re:There's more to (business) mobile than email sy (Score 3, Insightful) 139

Actually, no you probably can't, at least not to the level and granularity of BB.

And side-loading is a serious issue for some businesses.

I fear that BlackBerrry's problem is that the size of the market for their USPs is pretty narrow.
They are still way best in class, but that class is small.

Comment There's more to (business) mobile than email sync (Score 4, Insightful) 139

If you're managing large numbers of mobile devices then you also want to manage app versions, manage upgrades, and as far as possible protect you business info from user installed apps.

For all of it's faults, BlackBerry does all of that very well.

Is it enough? Only time will tell, but I wouldn't write them off yet.

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