Tag Archives: Blackberry

Christopher Parsons on the RCMP’s BlackBerry encryption key

Recent reports have indicated that the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) has had a key to unlock encrypted messages sent between BlackBerry users since 2010. Citizen Lab Postdoctoral Fellow Christopher Parsons commented on the significance of the revelations in an interview with VICE Motherboard.

Christopher Parsons on Pakistan’s BlackBerry information requests

Pakistan and BlackBerry have agreed to delay the shutdown of BlackBerry’s Enterprise Server (BES) by one month. This comes months after Pakistan initially ordered the shutdown of the company’s encrypted messaging services for businesses. Postdoctoral Fellow Christopher Parsons weighed in on the policy reasons for the disagreement.

Citizen Lab Director Ron Deibert on CBC’s The Current

Professor Deibert spoke about the Canadian company Blackberry and the lack of transparency in Blackberry’s agreements with governments abroad.

India: We DO have the BlackBerry encryption keys

Source: Bill Ray, The Register

Indian government officials have apparently claimed that Research in Motion has handed over the skeleton keys used to encrypt BlackBerry communications – once again ignoring the fact that such keys don’t exist.

RIM says has not compromised BlackBerry security in India

Source: Reuters

Research in Motion refuted on Wednesday a new round of Indian media reports, which claim that the BlackBerry maker has granted the Indian government the encryption keys to its secure corporate email and messaging services.

Research in Motion agrees to hand over its encryption keys to India

Source: The Economic Times

BlackBerry maker Research in Motion’s four-year standoff with the Indian government over providing encryption keys for its secure corporate emails and popular messenger services is finally set to end.

RIM concedes to India on BlackBerry message access

Source: Sanjay Singh, Daily Mail

The government took a call in the matter more than 18 months ago. Now, it has deciphered the mechanics of enabling security agencies to police the one million-strong exclusive preserve of BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) users in India.

Research in Motion CEOs step down

Source: The Globe and Mail

Research In Motion Ltd. leaders Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis are stepping down as executives and co-chairmen of the board in the biggest shakeup in the history of the Waterloo, Ont.-based startup turned global smartphone giant.

Leaked Indian Military Intelligence memo suggests Apple, RIM provided intercept backdoor

Source: Manan Kakkar, ZDNet

The documents contain snippets of emails sent by members of the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission.

Pakistan Supreme Court asks Blackberry for user data on controvesial case

Source: The Express Tribune

Research In Motion has vowed to defend the legal privacy rights of BlackBerry users after the judicial commission ordered copies of smartphone communications for the Memogate scandal probe.