> Quoting from the New York Times: > > David Lammy, Britain's intellectual property minister, also called > for a suspension of Blackberry's encrypted instant message service. > Many rioters, exploiting that service, had been able to organize mobs > and outrun the police, who were ill-equipped to monitor it.
IIRC this came up last year when a Middle Eastern country (I forget which) were threatening to not let RIM operate unless they could intercept blackberry messages. However, as was pointed out then, apparently the encryption is to & from RIM's servers, not the recipient. So RIM have access to all the 'secret' messages. I expect GCHQ & the Met will make sure said systems are patched in to their surveillance programme in no time. Unfortunately the present climate in England is such that I can't imagine such measures being anything but lauded.
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