For years us BlackBerry fans have enjoyed the peace of mind knowing we have second-to-none security and privacy that come with owning the best handsets on the market. Here at UTB we’ve gone on and on ad nauseum about the advantage we have over other smartphone platforms simply by virtue of the fact we own a BlackBerry.
Over the years there have been numerous posts written about security and privacy in an attempt to quantify exactly what these concepts mean to us and why they should matter to everyone. The problem is they were too ethereal and intangible to quantify. How do you put a price on security? What premium would you pay to protect your privacy?
Well now we may actually have an answer. You see, yesterday Brad wrote about the pending Verizon / Yahoo deal and the impact that security breaches had on the valuation of Yahoo. For those of you who missed it, Yahoo’s flippant attitude towards security resulted in a total of #3 hacks. Once this became public Verizon pulled out an eraser faster than you could say UEM and lowered their tender by $350,000,000.00 Wow – that’s a whole lot of zeroes!
You may have heard the saying that ‘karma is a bitch’. Well if you don’t believe me just ask Marissa Mayer. Yes, the soon to be former CEO of Yahoo who decided back in 2012 that Yahoo would support a bring your own device (byod) workplace as long as the device wasn’t a BlackBerry.
I wonder if she’ll be applying for unemployment benefits once she gets the boot? You know a third of a Billion dollars just doesn’t go as far as it used to….
Just another reason why-