BBM – What Changed This Week and Why | Inside BlackBerry

BBM – What Changed This Week and Why.

First, to our very loyal users we are sorry for any confusion this week. Thank you for being patient and allowing us to set the record straight on the details and user impact necessitated by the coming split of BBM into three separate services: BBM Enterprise for all devices; BBM Consumer for BBOS and BB10; and BBM Consumer for Android, iOS and Microsoft devices.Why We Are Making Changes: For several years, BBM has been serving two very distinct and different audiences: enterprise customers, many of whom require military-grade security for their text, voice and video conversations; and consumer users interested in a free service that offers sticky features like games, shopping, music, news, payments and more.

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BlackBerry QNX teams with Delphi for self-driving car cybersecurity

BlackBerry will team up with automotive company Delphi to provide some much needed support for self-driving cars — but the project won’t have anything to do with old-school smartphone service. The two companies signed a commercial working partnership that will bring BlackBerry’s QNX operating system to Delphi’s self-driving car platform. BlackBerry’s auto OS is already found in infotainment centers from several carmakers, most notably Ford’s Sync system. The partnership will bring the QNX OS to Delphi’s proposed Centralized Sensing Localization and Planning (CSLP) platform, which the company calls a “fully integrated automated driving solution,” slated for release in 2019. Delphi hopes to offer the CSLP platform to automakers that don’t develop their own autonomous system as an aftermarket self-driving option.

Source: BlackBerry teams with Delphi for cybersecurity for self-driving cars

Oh La la…. BlackBerry’s KEYone is one hell of a comeback • The Register

Well, hot-diggity-damn, BlackBerry’s KEYone is one hell of a comeback Much, much more than a nostalgia trip 28 Apr 2017 at 13:02, Andrew Orlowski 24-Hour Test The hottest phone in town this week isn’t the new Samsung but, improbably, BlackBerry’s comeback device. Partly this is a quirk of a staggered rollout by TCL, which has awarded the UK virtual exclusivity for a month before the US gets it. But it’s not entirely down to production issues. After 24 hours with the KEYone as a main phone, I’ll stick

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BBM Partner with Ant Financial, Bringing More Payments to BBM – UTB Blogs

BBM has evolved from a pure messaging application (text and video) to a social eco-system unifying chat, social, commerce and services such as bill payments, top-up, vouchers/coupons, games, news, video, shopping and travel, which provides an immediate opportunity to offer payments services. The joint venture will also offer payment solutions to other e-commerce players in Indonesia.

Source: BBM Partner with Ant Financial, Bringing More Payments to BBM – UTB Blogs

BBM: Why to use only this App! – UTB Blogs

Whatsapp is the leading purveyor of metadata collection, a “cancer of mobile apps” perhaps. It has spread its tentacles far and wide and is making a mess of users’ privacy.WhatsApp also collects device-specific information when you install, access, or use their service — such as the model of your phone, its operating system, and information from your browser, IP address, and mobile network — including your phone number.Why should so much information be of interest to them? This goes against what they always claimed. That user privacy comes foremost.Please remember that their encryption protocol implementation is closed source; it’s proprietary. At any point in time, your messages can be easily seen by law enforcement. Who can collect it is a matter of debate but they are only interested in metadata which is more than enough to track any user. In fact, WhatsApp leaks your metadata like a sieve. Why do you want to stay invested in it?

Source: BBM: Why to use this app alone? – UTB Blogs