Skyway Recommended August 6th to August 12th

Each Monday we’ll pass on links to articles we thought were well worth reading from the previous week, kind of a Digg-lite for those who live where we do (British Columbia, Canada), work like we do (high speed business internet), and think like we do (internet trends, internet privacy, cutting-edge technology, etc.). If you don’t want to wait ’til Monday, we usually tweet and link to these as we come across them

Search Consumerization: Acquisition allows Apple to enhance Enterprise mobile device security with Biometrics

Many IT shops consider Blackberry the only enterprise-ready mobile device, but Apple’s acquisition of AuthenTec gives the company a way to deliver iPhones and iPads with the level of mobile device security that businesses require. Read More…

IT World Canada: Three months until UN International Telecommunications Union (ITU) seeks Control over Internet Governance

Positions are hardening with three months to go before the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) meets in Dubai to possibly re-write a U.N. treaty governing the Internet. Earlier this week the head of the U.S. delegation said his country and its allies must fight proposals to extract carrier transmission fees and censor Web content. According to this report, that was buttressed Thursday when the U.S. House of Representatives voted unanimously to tell the Obama administration its position should be to “promote a global Internet free from government control.” Read More…

CBC News: Rogers Communications argues Charter right to Freedom of Expression allows them to Mislead Consumers

Rogers is standing by its advertising claim that the discount Chatr wireless brand is more reliable, adding that attempts to alter its ad campaign amount to a violation of its right to free expression. Read More…

 NY Times: State-Sponsored Virus Seeks Bank Data

A security firm said Thursday that it had discovered what it believed was the fourth state-sponsored computer virus to surface in the Middle East in the last three years, apparently aimed at computers in Lebanon. Read More…


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