RIMifications of the BlackBerry bans

Robert Clark
05 Aug 2010
00:00
 
“Everything on the internet is encrypted. This is not a BlackBerry-only issue. If they can't deal with the internet, they should shut it off.”
 
He also accused governments of using BlackBerry to score political points. There’s some evidence from Saudi Arabia and the UAE that suggests that.
 
Yet whatever their motives, it is odd that this issue has suddenly emerged now, a decade after the first BlackBerry was launched
 
For that time security-obsessed governments in China, Russia and the US – to name a few - have been clearly comfortable with this terrorist tool at large.
 
The US, which spends $75 billion a year on homeland security weighed in through a State Department spokesman on the side of “the free flow of information” when the story broke this week.
 
I’m willing to bet that the spokesman had an encrypted $300 BlackBerry in his pocket.
 
I’m also willing to bet that either the NSA is breaking RIM’s code or the Canadian firm helps US security agencies track data sent through its system.
 
In other words, BlackBerry isn’t as secure as RIM would like us to believe. Or it truly is the device of choice for jihadists.

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