Research in Motion is currently working to resolve the Indian government's concerns about the encryption on BlackBerry devices. The government has said BlackBerry email and instant messaging services will need to be shut down is no acceptable solution is reached by 31st August. It's reported that a concession with BlackBerry Messenger has already been reached between RIM and government officials.
Business computing company Oracle has filed a legal complaint against Google for patent and copyright infringement. It centres on Google's use of Java software. Oracle took control of Java when it bought Sun Microsystems a few months ago.
A study presented at WOOT 10 – the 4th USENIX Workshop on Offensive Technologies – warns that it's relatively straightforward to identify passwords from smudges on touchscreen mobile phones. 'Smudge Attacks on Smartphone Touch Screens' was presented by researchers from the Department of Computer and Information Science at the University of Pennsylvania.
Mark Bridge writes:
Supermarkets. You either love ‘em or hate ‘em. Actually, that’s not true. Most of us seem to be happy enough with a half-price bottle of wine but less convinced about globalisation and supplier relationships.
But none of that’s bothering me today. Instead, I’m troubled – as I have been for several months – by the TV commercial for Tesco’s prepay mobile phone tariff.