The Harper government has vowed for several years to give police and public safety agencies more lawful access to subscriber information held by Internet providers. Now that it has a majority, that day is closer. We wrote a backgrounder about the issues and why some carriers and ISPs are worried.
Cisco Systems Inc. continued to pull companies into its orbit, paying US$99 million for video delivery software manufacturer BNI Video. Meanwhile Oracle Corp. shelled out US$1.5 billion for RightNow Technologies, which makes cloud-based applications.