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Samsung close to Galaxy device deal with FBI

Reuters/ AFR | July 22, 2013
Samsung is understood to be close to signing a deal with the FBI to provide Galaxy devices, in a move that could be a big blow to BlackBerry.

Mr Enderle and other analysts also say that since Android security is not end-to-end managed by a single entity, this can create more vulnerabilities and prove more costly.

The FBI's move to explore other platforms is also garnering some concern in political circles in the United States.

US Representative Kenny Marchant of Texas said in a letter to the FBI that he believes the agency ought to use mobile devices that do not rely on disparate technologies that would create additional security vulnerabilities.

"I understand that the FBI may be considering a new solution that is a patchwork of technologies stitched together," Mr Marchant said in the letter, which was obtained by Reuters. "I am concerned that this approach may prove to be more costly than other alternatives."


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