Posts Tagged ‘UK’
The UK government is one of Blackberry’s biggest clients, which is why the Canadian phone maker suffered a huge blow when CESG (Communications-Electronics Security Group) allegedly did not give Blackberry 10 (BB10) a secure clearance rating, saying that the software is “not secure enough for essential work”. This meant that the Z10 was not fit to be used by people in higher places.
Initially Blackberry said, “We are continuing to work closely with CESG on the approval of BlackBerry 10 and we’re confident that BlackBerry 10 will only strengthen our position as the mobile solution of choice for the UK government.”
Blackberry responded in statement saying, “Media reports alleging that BlackBerry 10 has been ‘rejected’ for U.K. government use are both false and misleading. BlackBerry has a long-established relationship with CESG and we remain the only mobile solution approved for use at ‘Restricted’ when configured in accordance with CESG guidelines.
“This level of approval only comes following a process which is rigorous and absolutely necessary given the highly confidential nature of the communications being transmitted. The current re-structuring of this approval process, due to the Government Protective Marking Scheme review and the new CESG Commercial Product Assurance scheme has an impact on the timeline for BlackBerry 10 to receive a similar level of approval.
“The U.S. government’s FIPS 140-2 certification of BlackBerry 10 and the selection of BlackBerry 10 by the German Procurement Office and Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) underline how our new platform continues to set the standard for government communications.”
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Since April of 2011, Apple (makers of the iPhone 4S) and Samsung (makers of the Galaxy S3) have been waging legal battles in various countries around the world. Now, the two are taking the fight to the UK on Monday.
On the Ministry of Justice’s website, a court date between Samsung Electronics (UK) vs Apple Inc. has been published. The proceedings will start on the 18th of June (Monday) at 10.30am, which will be held in the Rolls building in the High Court of Justice. His Honour Judge Birss was assigned to the trial.
So what’s the issue here? Apple claims that Galaxy tablets infringe on the iPad’s design. Samsung, of course, seeks for the declaration of non-infringement.
It looks like we’ll have to endure another grueling legal debacle between Apple and Samsung.
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This is interesting. According to Divorce-Online, a UK divorce website, Facebook is one of the reasons couples file for divorce 33% of the time. In 2009, this figure was only at 20%. 5,000 people were surveyed in 2011.
According to the survey, there are three top reasons why people listed Facebook as one of the reasons for filing for a divorce. The first is inappropriate messages to the opposite sex. The second is separated spouses posting spiteful comments about former partners. The third is friends on Facebook revealing a spouse’s indiscretions.
Interestingly, out of the 5,000 people surveyed, only 20 petitions listed Twitter as a reason for filing for divorce. Apparently, angry exes used Twitter to make nasty comments about their former partners.
According to Divorce-Online spokesperson, Mark Keenan, social media networks allow users to easily flirt with the opposite sex. Keenan said, “People need to be careful what they write on their walls as the courts are seeing these posts being used in financial disputes and children cases as evidence.”
There have been countless romances that developed on social media networks. Unfortunately, it has also destroyed relationships. Now that there are a whopping 300 million users who access Facebook on their smartphones such as the Samsung Galaxy S2 and the iPhone 4S, these figures are likely to rise even more.