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Report: BlackBerry Routinely Hands Over BBM Messages to Assist Police

A new report from CBC News suggests BlackBerry has been "enthusiastically" helping law enforcement agencies across dozens of countries. An investigation conducted by CBC News found that a "specialized unit" inside BlackBerry has been cooperating with law enforcement agencies for years. In fact, the publication cited "a number of insiders" who confirmed the findings and...

BBM for iOS Gets Video Calling in U.S. and Canada

BlackBerry has just announced the introduction of video-call feature in its BBM messaging app for iOS, though the feature is currently limited to the U.S. and Canada, VentureBeat reports. The beta feature, which is now available as part of the latest version of BBM for iOS in the App Store, will begin rolling out to BBM users...

BBM Apple Watch Released, But Update Wipes Your Contacts List

BBM has released an update to their iOS app to bring support for Apple Watch. You can now send messages to your BBM contacts right from your wrist, plus reply as well. You have the option of one-tap replies, emojis, or dictation for your responses: What's New in Version 291.0.0.84 iOS 9 support with quick...

BBM for iOS Updated to Add iCloud Backup of your Chats

Are you still using BBM for iOS? The app was updated today to add some new features, such as the ability to chat right away with address book contacts already using BBM, so invites are no longer required. Also news is the ability to save your chats to iCloud, which is handy if you’re switching...

BlackBerry Updates BBM with ‘Message Retraction’ Feature and More [VIDEO]

BlackBerry has today pushed an update to its BBM app across various mobile platforms, adding ‘Message Retraction’ and other new privacy features that allow customers to take control over the messages and content that they share. BlackBerry says that the "update will deliver the best BBM experience yet”, as users can now communicate with more discretion and...

BlackBerry Details Why BBM Isn’t Vulnerable to Spam Like iMessage

Earlier this week, a report by Wired highlighted how Apple’s iMessage service has become “a cheap and easy way for luxury goods spammers” to get their junk messages on users’ iOS devices and Mac OS machines. Today, BlackBerry has claimed that since Apple is “moving slowly” to help out “beleaguered users”, iMessage users should simply switch to BBM....

iOS / OS X Free from Heartbleed Bug, BBM App Remains Vulnerable

According to ZDNet’s latest report, iOS and OS X devices aren't affected by the Heartbleed bug, but BlackBerry's BBM app for iOS and Android remains vulnerable. Yesterday, Apple had officially confirmed that in addition to iOS and OS X, its key web services were also not affected by the Heartbleed security bug. Earlier this week, security researchers...