Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
According to the AP (which is quoting Le Monde), "French government
defense experts have advised officials in France's corridors of power
to stop using BlackBerry, reportedly to avoid snooping by U.S.
intelligence agencies."

That's a bit puzzling.  My understanding is that email is encrypted
from the organization's (Exchange?) server to the receiving Blackberry,
and that it's not in the clear while in transit or on RIM's servers.

(quick reply) they specifically mentioned the servers:

"The ban has been prompted by SGDN concerns that the BlackBerry system is based on servers located in the US and the UK,..."


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