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BlackBerry believes tech firms should submit to government requests

Canadian mobile maker says tech companies should be “good corporate citizens” Technology companies should yield to law enforcement and government requests, BlackBerry’s CEO believes. John Chen’s comments on the sensitive dispute between the privacy of individuals and the needs of law enforcement come in the wake of WhatsApp’s decision to implement end-to-end encryption for text,…

Windows 10 Update Prompts PC ‘Reboot Loop’

Microsoft last week rolled out an update for Windows 10 that is causing major headaches for some users. As noted by ZDNet, the upgrade is failing to install on some machines, but it keeps trying and trying and trying. During installation, the machine reaches a certain point, then fails, alerting the user that “We couldn’t complete the updates, undoing the…

OnePlus One Launched in the Middle East Through Souq.com

OnePlus is bringing its OnePlus One device to the Middle East, retailed exclusively via leading online retailer “Souq.com” and distributed exclusively through Mercantile Pacific. Souq.com claims that it is the only website selling the OnePlus One sourced through OnePlus’ official importer for the region unlike other e-commerce players. “One of the most powerful and well-crafted…

Super-Scary Android Flaw Found

Zimperium on Monday revealed a stunning discovery by researcher Joshua Drake — a flaw in Android’s Stagefright media playback engine that could expose millions of mobile device users to attack without their having done anything.Stagefright, which processes several popular media formats, is implemented in native code — C++ — which is more prone to memory…