China Tells Carriers to Block Access to Personal VPNs by February

China’s government has told telecommunications carriers to block individuals’ access to virtual private networks by Feb. 1, people familiar with the matter said, thereby shutting a major window to the global internet. Beijing has ordered state-run telecommunications firms, which include China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom, to bar people from using VPNs, services that skirt censorship restrictions by […]

BlackBerry is sourcing a sales team to coincide with their software focus

Software maker BlackBerry Ltd’s (BB.TO)(BBRY.O) long-running recovery effort has been slowed by a dearth of salespeople to promote its revamped and more complex products, with CEO John Chen pledging to hire more sales specialists to help achieve its growth target. While BlackBerry’s traditional customers were security executives in top global companies, its reboot from smartphone […]

Bankers Are Hiring Cyber-Security Experts to Help Get Deals Done

Global threats, recent WannaCry ransom attack fuel awareness Cybersecurity will increasingly become part of deal-vetting Executives and investors are hiring an unlikely crowd to help them do deals: computer geeks. Companies and investment funds are adding an extra layer of scrutiny to acquisitions by screening targets for cybersecurity risks, as global computer attacks raise awareness. […]

Shares of Apple are quite oversold

Apple’s shares have become very oversold in the past two weeks as Mizuho and Pacific Crest downgraded the stock from Buy/Overweight to Neutral/Sector Weight, respectively, and tech stocks took a hit. Their main reason centered around iPhone 8 expectations being baked into the stock given their recent strength and that valuation levels while not excessive […]