1. jope28's Avatar
    Saw this article ( http://is.gd/7s8wxT ) and didn't know that Kik was so out of reach for law enforcement. Is consumer BBM at the same level or more difficult for law enforcement?

    Is Kik more private than consumer BBM?-img_20160206_102446.png

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    02-06-16 08:27 AM
  2. kg4icg's Avatar
    Kik is about as secure as a unlocked liquor store door at night in the middle of the Bronx.
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    02-06-16 09:11 AM
  3. jope28's Avatar
    Kik is about as secure as a unlocked liquor store door at night in the middle of the Bronx.
    Then I guess the NY Times and law enforcement sources in that piece are just trying to fool us. Never trusted those b4stards!
    Thanks.

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    02-06-16 09:32 AM
  4. kg4icg's Avatar
    You talking about the NYTimes here who's subscriber base has been dropping faster then a sinking submarine
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    02-06-16 12:55 PM
  5. Drenegade's Avatar
    Wasn't Kik invented by a former BlackBerry co-op student?

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    02-07-16 12:50 AM
  6. myboxerssayjoe's Avatar
    My understanding is it's tied to your phone number. Whereas BBM is tied to your blackberry account.
    02-07-16 01:10 AM
  7. SK122387's Avatar
    You talking about the NYTimes here who's subscriber base has been dropping faster then a sinking submarine
    Most newspapers and magazines in print are losing subscribers, largely due to the internet, not just the New York Times.
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    02-07-16 03:34 AM
  8. jope28's Avatar
    My understanding is it's tied to your phone number. Whereas BBM is tied to your blackberry account.
    Linked article states otherwise:
    "Its main appeal is privacy and anonymity: The app is free, and allows people to find strangers and communicate with them anonymously, through a user name."

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    02-07-16 08:21 AM
  9. jtultu's Avatar
    If it was secure how did they get caught?
    02-10-16 06:16 PM
  10. neoberry99's Avatar
    If it was secure how did they get caught?
    Lol

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    02-15-16 05:14 AM
  11. JasmineJas's Avatar
    Kik is essentially a clone of BBM in every way that matters, but it works on BlackBerry, iPhone and Android. RIM obviously feels that their rapid growth is a threat to their BBM hegemony as they a) do not allow integration with BBM in any kind of meaningful way and b) rely on BBM for the non-US sales where RIM is still doing well. If you're RIM and you feel like BBM is a big part of your consumer value-prop, you're going to want to cut competitors like Kik off ASAP.
    02-16-16 03:16 AM
  12. kg4icg's Avatar
    Kik is essentially a clone of BBM in every way that matters, but it works on BlackBerry, iPhone and Android. RIM obviously feels that their rapid growth is a threat to their BBM hegemony as they a) do not allow integration with BBM in any kind of meaningful way and b) rely on BBM for the non-US sales where RIM is still doing well. If you're RIM and you feel like BBM is a big part of your consumer value-prop, you're going to want to cut competitors like Kik off ASAP.
    No, it was was a app called "liveprofile" that was actually a clone of bbm that used the pin system and all. Which was why BlackBerry took action against them.
    02-16-16 06:22 AM
  13. jas1978's Avatar
    My understanding is it's tied to your phone number. Whereas BBM is tied to your blackberry account.
    WhatsApp is tied to your phone number. Kik is tied to your email/user name and password.

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    02-24-16 08:44 PM
  14. khlover520's Avatar
    There are many apps you can get that saves conversations from your kik. Now the app wouldn't work if kik wasn't storing your data somewhere on your phone. In short kik isn't all that secure.

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    02-25-16 04:40 AM
  15. blakeperez's Avatar
    I'm not pretty sure the reason either. As a BB developer, I expect transparency. RIM should talk to the BB dev community and explain the reason why it removes Kik from the app world. As stated by Toby, there are other messaging applications on BB store that works like Kik (and they still exist there). My guess is that, Kik has breached developers' agreement and use some private APIs. The founder used to work at RIM to develop part of BB Messenger.
    02-26-16 08:10 AM

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