Blackberry shares the big one with the cops
blackberry, encryption, privacy, rcmp
Blackberry’s sole remaining selling proposition – security – has gone up in smoke with the revelation that the Royal Canadian Mounted Police has the master key to decrypt messages on consumer phones. Investigative stories by Vice and Motherboard document how the Mounties read encrypted messages, and leave little doubt that it was with the company’s active assistance…
Neither the RCMP, nor BlackBerry ever confirmed where the global key actually came from and the documents shed little light on the matter.