1. givechanceachance's Avatar
    I already had one person send me an invite wanting to join a group that has "girls" in it.

    I am all for privacy in organizing non-violent action, expressing ideas without suppression and protecting information; however opening up BBMe to the general public will enable harvests the likes of child porn, drug distribution and other illegal activity.

    What is being done to counter this potential abuse?
    06-07-19 09:23 PM
  2. Chuck Finley69's Avatar
    I already had one person send me an invite wanting to join a group that has "girls" in it.

    I am all for privacy in organizing non-violent action, expressing ideas without suppression and protecting information; however opening up BBMe to the general public will enable harvests the likes of child porn, drug distribution and other illegal activity.

    What is being done to counter this potential abuse?
    See something, say something....directly to law enforcement..
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    06-07-19 09:36 PM
  3. givechanceachance's Avatar
    that would require infiltration.
    06-07-19 09:42 PM
  4. howarmat's Avatar
    they didnt stop anything before unless it was reported so nothing has changed.
    06-07-19 10:34 PM
  5. EFats's Avatar
    How is this different from any other messenger?
    Are you suggesting BlackBerry actively monitor for illegal content?

    Posted via CB10
    06-13-19 07:42 PM
  6. bb10adopter111's Avatar
    I already had one person send me an invite wanting to join a group that has "girls" in it.

    I am all for privacy in organizing non-violent action, expressing ideas without suppression and protecting information; however opening up BBMe to the general public will enable harvests the likes of child porn, drug distribution and other illegal activity.

    What is being done to counter this potential abuse?
    If you are solicited for illicit activities, take your phone to law enforcement and see what they would like to do.

    Posted with my trusty Z10
    06-13-19 08:19 PM
  7. the_boon's Avatar
    Are you suggesting BlackBerry actively monitor for illegal content?

    Posted via CB10
    Lol, they barely have any staff working on pushing updates to the KEY Berry's and updating the suite of apps, how would they have time to do any of this?
    06-13-19 09:28 PM
  8. Ben xfg's Avatar
    Lol, they barely have any staff working on pushing updates to the KEY Berry's and updating the suite of apps, how would they have time to do any of this?
    Probably why they don't have the extra staff...lol.

    Posted via CB10
    06-13-19 09:41 PM
  9. pgg101's Avatar
    I already had one person send me an invite wanting to join a group that has "girls" in it.

    I am all for privacy in organizing non-violent action, expressing ideas without suppression and protecting information; however opening up BBMe to the general public will enable harvests the likes of child porn, drug distribution and other illegal activity.

    What is being done to counter this potential abuse?
    Wait until the free one year period is up. The 100 new BBMe users worldwide will dry up to 3.
    06-13-19 09:46 PM
  10. the_boon's Avatar
    Wait until the free one year period is up. The 100 new BBMe users worldwide will dry up to 3.
    You're exaggerating...



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    06-13-19 10:04 PM
  11. thurask's Avatar
    What is being done to counter this potential abuse?
    BlackBerry tends to go above and beyond in that regard.
    givechanceachance likes this.
    06-14-19 01:03 AM
  12. givechanceachance's Avatar
    Good,

    However how does this prevent nefarious three letter agencies to use that as an excuse to monitor non-illicit communications? Does BB set some limits, in cases where their access is unfounded?

    Does BB look at the communications before handing it over to authorities. Does BB have the right to verify probable cause?
    06-14-19 06:12 AM
  13. thurask's Avatar
    Good,

    However how does this prevent nefarious three letter agencies to use that as an excuse to monitor non-illicit communications? Does BB set some limits, in cases where their access is unfounded?

    Does BB look at the communications before handing it over to authorities. Does BB have the right to verify probable cause?
    It doesn't prevent overreach, in fact BlackBerry chomping at the bit to do what any country's law enforcement asks them to do, so much so that they'd skip that silly legal process thing if the right form is presented, encourages such overreach. Their gung ho enthusiasm when the government comes knocking (cf. the San Bernardino iPhone case and Chen's comments in response) makes their comments w/r/t private communication need a grain of salt; as much as they bleat about end to end with BBMe there's little reason to think they aren't up to their usual tricks through some hole in the veil. The design might have changed between BBM when this article was written and BBMe now, but it's the same company.
    06-14-19 06:23 AM

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