Encrypted messaging app aims to hide metadata

Researchers are working on an instant messaging application that will obscure metadata and other information generated through IM conversations between people. The prototype app being developed by the Invisible.im project will in effect

Published on: July 7th, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

BlackBerry trying four ways to cash in on BBM

BlackBerry Ltd. has four new plans to make some money from BlackBerry Messenger (BBM), its flagship instant messaging platform. And while it hasn’t settled on just one plan, it will be trying out all

Published on: March 25th, 2014 Candice So

RIM may allow India to monitor instant messenger service

Research In Motion Inc. has offered India some access to BlackBerry instant messages, according to media reports citing government officials. Talks however continue on the Indian demand that its law enforcement agencies be

Published on: August 17th, 2010 John Ribeiro

Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter boost regulatory woes

Popular social networking sites, such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, are causing a stir in the financial services community as well as other highly regulated industries as companies seek ways to control how

Published on: May 10th, 2010 Lucas Mearian

IBM social tools not meant to replace IM, Twitter

ORLANDO—IBM Corp. doesn’t expect that its collaboration software offerings will outright replace popular user-driven social networking tools like instant messaging and Twitter, said one executive at the Lotusphere 2010 conference. IBM’s social software suite – that

Published on: January 19th, 2010 Kathleen Lau

E-mail overload (or status emailicus)

My day is spent running meetings -- staff meetings, steering committee meetings and meetings of various kinds of national/regional/local governance bodies.Over the past year, I have noticed a trend of continuous partial attention

Published on: December 17th, 2009 John D. Halamka

E-mail to become extinct in 10 years?

Email could die-out in the next ten years in favour of instant messaging, says TalkTalk. According to research by the ISP in conjunction with a social anthropologist from the University of Kent, just

Published on: November 17th, 2009 Carrie-Ann Skinner

Instant messaging accelerates data theft

One of the more sophisticated pieces of malware in circulation has been given an upgrade that lets cybercriminals act even faster after they've stolen data from a PC.According to security company RSA,  the

Published on: September 2nd, 2009 Jeremy Kirk

Chalk up another purchase for RIM

In an effort to own more of its core business apps, Research In Motion Ltd. has purchased Vancouver-based Chalk Media Corp. and the company’s enterprise-focused multi-media content delivery system.The BlackBerry maker announced the

Published on: December 10th, 2008 Rafael Ruffolo