The Blackphone, a smartphone offering encrypted communications (phone calls, browsing, email, text), made headlines at last week's DEF CON conference in Las Vegas. Unfortunately, most of those headlines were inaccurate.
The U.S. Department of Defense announced plans to allow agency officials to use BlackBerry software to manage Apple- and Android-powered devices across its network. The smartphone maker launched the proprietary software package, Secure Work Space, in 2013 to stay competitive in the mobile industry, once again strengthening itself as a secure mobile provider.
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Nearly dead in 2013, Blackberry has fought back under its new CEO John Chen to regain some momentum--particularly in the enterprise market.
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BlackBerry CEO John Chen has taken swipe at Android's Knox security, shortly after Google announced that it will be implementing more enterprise-centric security and management features to Android as part of what it called 'Android for Work.'
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