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Blackberry Communications Government Privacy Security Your Rights Online

RIM Helps Indian Authorities Access BlackBerry Messages 74

Posted by Soulskill
from the giving-up-the-ghost dept.
judgecorp writes "RIM has set up a surveillance facility in India to help the authorities monitor users' BlackBerry messages, according to reports. This comes after a long argument in which RIM at first tried to resist opening up to Indian government scrutiny."
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RIM Helps Indian Authorities Access BlackBerry Messages

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  • Why BB especially? (Score:2, Interesting)

    by doston (2372830) on Friday October 28, 2011 @06:15PM (#37874658)
    The US government is able to go into any of the cell providers data side and look at anything with no warrant and no notice to the carrier. Both carriers I worked for provided back doors into the SMS/MMS platforms. The feds even had their own cutesy username (Leo) and password was equally adorable. Why bother with a warrant when you can just go look at the info, then if you see anything interesting, ask for the warrant. Apparently it saves Leo time. Marriage of corporations and governments = what?? That's right, folks.

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