BBM is safe for now says the Minister of Communications

Andysor

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Which part of the reality that RIM do not have access to the private encryption keys themselves does Roy not understand? It's like asking Symantec to provide PGP keys to the government - the entire design of the encrypted channel does not allow for it.

The only thing the DoC can do is get a court order to block BBM messages.
 

LazyLion

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Can we really trust the government with the info that they would have access to if they go ahead with this?

I don't think so.
It's just another spying tool for them.
 

AHenning

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Translation

The Minister however welcomes the willingness of Research in Motion (RIM) to work closely with Government to prevent the abuse of the encrypted messenger services by criminals for unlawful purposes. Government has no intention to intercede or interfere with the privacy of communications between private citizens for lawful purposes.

The Minister welcomes the willingness of Research in Motion (RIM) to assist Government to decrypt messenger services used by private citizens considered to be criminals for which a warrant for lawful interception has been issued. Government has no intention to intercede or interfere with the privacy of communications between law abiding citizens.
 

Creag

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Bapela explained that government would require a court order to do so. “We will not be spying on you, please,” Bapela assured the audience.

Pull the other one! A phenomenon known as 'Paranoia' sums up the Government's collective state of mind.
 

Tns

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it's like when they tried the same story with the clipper chip years ago.
 
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