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Blackberry Security: Another victim of London Riots?

by | 9th, August 2011

THE bleeding-heart liberals among us are worried that the backlash to the London Riots will usher in a harsher police state and that tolerance will get swept out with the broken glass. Let me just put in a techie’s plea for something else in danger of getting pushed aside: the security of  Blackberry Messenger. It’s a small thing yes, but it’s important.


Blamed for helping kids to organise the London Riots BBM is Blackberry’s instant messaging service allowing for fast, secure group chat. Good for company communications, good for people organising a trip to the cinema, good for a bunch of miscreants trying to rob Curry’s. BBM’s good design makes it popular, but a key feature of the service is its security all messages are sent scrambled then reassembled at the other end making it much harder to hack or tap the phones. The security of Blackberry is why businesses and celebrities like them

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