1. Doggerz's Avatar
    "quietly and largely unnoticed here in Canada, India's intelligence agencies have been building their own back door mobile data program, targeted at the much-vaunted BlackBerry encryption system. It's the price of doing business in India, one that BlackBerry is willing to pay. The deal reached between India and BlackBerry not only funnels BlackBerry consumer data to India's security services, it also involves BlackBerry training Indian technicians how to maintain the back doors in Waterloo, Ontario. Several other countries, UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Indonesia among them, have made the same type of requests, though neither BlackBerry nor the governments will confirm details.

    Although BlackBerry waves away the deals with carefully crafted statements meant to reassure users that they only apply to its consumer-level device, can anyone really be sure? Which exec will not think twice before using a BlackBerry to send confidential business plans from the Gulf or Asia? Can anyone deny systematically weakening BlackBerry's encrypted architecture in this way also undermines the integrity and financial well-being of the company?"

    Except from the article "To protect Canadian's Privacy, Telcos must shut the back door"

    To protect Canadians’ privacy, telcos must shut the ‘back door’ - The Globe and Mail

    My opinion is that BlackBerry lost any credibility as being secure as it voluntarily made these deals. They traded away their reputation for a quick buck.

    This is why, even if NSA can hack a Blackphone - until Blackphone is caught giving away the keys to the kingdom like BlackBerry did then they will have more respect for actually trying to safeguard their customers.

    BlackBerry has betrayed everyone.

    Z30 / STA100-5 / / T-Mobile USA
    ajst222 likes this.
    07-22-14 08:11 AM
  2. Nature Slice's Avatar
    Truthfully I don't think there's any real privacy today

    Thanks for sharing

    Posted with my BlackBerry
    07-22-14 08:24 AM
  3. dbmalloy's Avatar
    Unsure where OP gets the idea that any governement can have access to their servers in Waterloo.... be interesting to see the source... After the company signed agrrements in said conntries... no mention was made as to how the sysem would work... seeing as BB does not have the actual encryption keys to give anyone... I would assume they set up separate servers in the countries to monitor ( speculation ) much of the OP post is speculation stated as fact...
    KDB84 likes this.
    07-22-14 08:28 AM
  4. m1zantr0p's Avatar
    That is why everyone concerned about security should at least use Vpn as one more layer of security and yes, never trust any business company be it apple or BlackBerry.
    07-22-14 08:37 AM
  5. sleepngbear's Avatar
    This is not news. The BlackBerry/Indian Gov't deal is ancient history. It's the G&M looking for more attention.

    Move along.
    07-22-14 08:43 AM

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