Canadian Cellphone Users May Get Justice Over Phantom Charges
An anonymous reader writes "For years, Bell Mobility customers in northern Canada were charged 75 cents a month for 911 emergency service. The problem is that cellphone users outside Whitehorse, Yukon, don't have access to 911 service. The Supreme Court of the Northwest Territories ruled against Bell this week, following a class action lawsuit which challenged the phantom cellphone 911 billings. Subject to a possible final appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada, Bell will likely owe 30,000 northern cellphone subscribers some bucks."
Canada Sought to Deport Train-Plot Suspect
Canadian authorities tried and failed nearly a decade ago to deport Raed Jaser, one of the two suspects arrested this week in an alleged plot to derail train service between Toronto and New York City, according to official documents.
Canada to Announce Arrests in Thwarted Terror Plot
Canadian police and security services are set to announce the details of a major counter terrorism operation Monday, a person familiar with the matter said.
BlackBerry Gets A Helping Hand From Canada With A $256M Loan For Telefonica To Buy BB Devices And Services
BlackBerry last week posted better than expected quarterly results, but it's not out of the woods yet. Now Canada is stepping in to help. Today, Export Development Canada, the Canadian export credit agency, announced that it has provided a €200 million ($256 million) working capital facility to Telefonica, one of the world's biggest mobile operators, to procure BlackBerry smartphones, services and solutions for its global footprint, which covers 315.7 million subscribers across 24 countries.
BlackBerry On The Defensive, Says BB10 And PlayBook Getting Approved By The DoD In April
BlackBerry has now issued a statement confirming that its relationship is still on with the Department of Defense -- hopefully, for its sake, closing the loop on the story that started with reports that the DoD would be dumping its deal with the troubled Canadian handset maker, once a mainstay of business users, who are now migrating to Apple and Android devices. It says that its devices and services are in the so-called Security Requirement Guide approval state right now, like others, and it will be the first to come out of it.