Twitter fights ban in Turkey on its 8th birthday

As Twitter celebrates its eighth anniversary, it's also busy fighting efforts to censor the social media service in Turkey. Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan banned Twitter yesterday in the wake of a corruption

Published on: March 21st, 2014 Brian Jackson

Music industry group calls for iPod tax, liability risk for ISPs and social sites

Internet service providers, social sites and satirists appear to be in the cross hairs of the Canadian Independent Music Association (CIMA).The national trade organization representing English-language Canadian companies in the music, sound recording

Published on: March 5th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Pirate Party fires broadside on mining company over Facebook lawsuit

A lawsuit filed by Taseko Mining Ltd. against an environmental group over the organization's Facebook posts and Web site updates, is an attempt to silence online criticism, according to the Pirate Party of

Published on: March 2nd, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Lawful access ‘enormous financial burden’ for business

Better ways to interpret data, not more access to private information, is what law enforcement agencies need, according to opponents of the so-called “lawful access” bills – a set of proposed laws that

Published on: January 29th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Anti-PIPA protests show Web activism holds political might

For Internet activists, last week's Web protests against two controversial copyright enforcement bills were a huge victory against three powerful and well-funded trade groups that pushed hard for passage of the Stop Online

Published on: January 24th, 2012 Grant Gross

5 reasons why SOPA has to die

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Published on: January 22nd, 2012 Yale Holder

BlackBerry maker cries foul over India dispute

Research In Motion has accused unnamed competitors of trying to compound and profit from its problems in India by "suggesting or implying" that RIM's BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES) will be singled out by

Published on: February 23rd, 2011 John Ribeiro

Internet shutdown cost Egypt $90 M

The Egyptian government's five-day block of Internet services cost the national economy at least US$90 million, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) said Thursday.The Paris-based organization said telecommunications and Internet services

Published on: February 4th, 2011 Martyn Williams

No deal with Indian authorities – RIM

Research In Motion has not agreed to turn over corporate data sent to and from BlackBerry devices to the Indian government, contrary to reports that surfaced on Wednesday, RIM said. "RIM has once

Published on: November 19th, 2010 Nancy Gohring

RIM gets reprieve in India

BANGALORE- India said that Research In Motion's BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) service will continue to be available after Oct. 31, the deadline the government had given RIM to provide interception of communications to Indian

Published on: November 1st, 2010 John Ribeiro

RIM tries to head off Blackberry ban, makes India an offer

Research In Motion has offered to lead an industry forum in India focused on supporting the lawful access needs of law enforcement agencies, while preserving the legitimate information security needs of corporations and

Published on: August 27th, 2010 John Ribeiro

BlackBerry ban unravels handset's 'monopoply' on mobile security

 I feel more than a little sorry for Research In Motion these days. Not only is the BlackBerry maker being pressured as never before in the market by the ever-sexy iPhone and

Published on: August 9th, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

Threats of BlackBerry ban a wake up call for business travelers

Whether government officials and Research In Motion Ltd. (RIM) executives are able to avert possible restrictions on BlackBerry use in the Middle East and Southeast Asia or not, the threat of a ban

Published on: August 9th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Google backpedals in battle against China

Google Inc. may not be throwing in the towel in its battle with the Chinese government, but it certainly took a step back this week.Google announced late Monday that it will no longer

Published on: July 5th, 2010 Sharon Gaudin