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Were the Wright brothers really first? Not in Brazil

In the U.S., the Wright brothers are recognized for making history with the world's first airplane flight. In Brazil, the first aviator goes by the name of Santos-Dumont.

By Jul. 9, 2013


BBM goes down, government not to blame

BlackBerry's instant messenger and email services went down in the UK last night -- but stay calm, it was nothing to do with riots.

By Sep. 17, 2011


U.K. government eyes sanctions for file sharers

Internet users suspected of illicit file sharing could be disconnected under proposals being considered, as rights holders look for strong deterrent measures.

By Aug. 25, 2009


U.K. bill would 'outlaw open Wi-Fi'

Expert on Internet law says copyright provisions in Digital Economy Bill would put the kibosh on public Wi-Fi for small businesses and pose problems for libraries and universities.

By Feb. 27, 2010


Sensitive exports to be handled via Net-based system

U.S. Bureau of Industry and Security, which regulates the export of sensitive goods and tech, now requires export license applications to be submitted over its Net-based system.

By Oct. 20, 2008


Verizon brings one-click purchase power to BlackBerrys

Verizon begins rolling out its V Cast application storefront to select BlackBerry smartphones; the app offers convenient carrier billing to those seeking a BlackBerry App World alternative.

By Jul. 19, 2010


Utilities Updates: Peek-a-Boo 2.5.2; Xbench 1.3; Mail Archiver X 1.6b3; AlmostVPN 1.0rc1a; more

Utilities Updates: Peek-a-Boo 2.5.2; Xbench 1.3; Mail Archiver X 1.6b3; AlmostVPN 1.0rc1a; more

By Aug. 14, 2006


RIM aiding India with wiretaps, report says

The BlackBerry provider is said to be providing decoded customer messages to the Indian government--as long as it believes there is "legal authorization" to do so.

By Oct. 28, 2011


RIM gives India access to network, but not secure e-mails

The BlackBerry maker has given the Indian government the means to access its Messenger network but without the capability to actually monitor secure customer e-mails.

By Jan. 13, 2011


Can someone tell me how to do Twitter? Yes, Minister

The government has done what it does best: issued a hefty document, this time advising politicos and statesmen on how to use this Twitter thing everyone's banging on about

By Jul. 28, 2009