3G Mobile Internet unavailable in North Korea

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Foreigners in North Korea no longer have access to the country’s 3G network, the country’s mobile phone provider said in a message sent to its subscribers in the country. North Koreans are unable to access outside uncensored Internet, except for on rare occasions, but foreign residents and visitors to the …

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Iran Officials Fearing spying on smartphones

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Iranian officials with access to classified information will be forbidden from using smartphones in connection with their work because of fears of espionage, a security official said Saturday. Such phones are not secure as “data entered on to them is backed up, cannot be removed and can be accessed,” Brigadier …

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Snowden Revelations Costly for US Tech Firms

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US technology companies are getting hit harder than anticipated by revelations about surveillance programs led by the National Security Agency, a study showed Tuesday. The study by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, a Washington think tank, said the impact would be greater than its estimate nearly two years ago …

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Massive Cyber-Attack Hits US Federal Workers

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Hackers broke into US government computers, possibly compromising the personal data of 4 million current and former federal employees, and investigators were probing whether the culprits were based in China, US officials said on Thursday. In the latest in a string of intrusions into US agencies’ high-tech systems, the Office …

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BlackBerry Introduces Security Offering for IoT Devices

BlackBerry Ltd said on Tuesday it is launching a new certificate service that will help bring the security level it offers on smartphones to a slew of devices from cars to smart meters. Certicom, a subsidiary of BlackBerry and an industry pioneer in elliptic curve cryptography, announced a new offering …

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