IT Security from Forbes “BlackBerry CEO: We’ll Try To Break Our Own Encryption If Feds Demand It”

BlackBerry CEO: We’ll Try To Break Our Own Encryption If Feds Demand It

Unlike Apple, Google and Microsoft, who’ve had their separate battles with U.S. law enforcement over recent years, BlackBerry hasn’t been as strong in its condemnation of potential government overreach in accessing user data. And CEO John Chen today told Forbesthe company would comply with court orders asking it to break its encryption and carry out wiretaps on targets specified.


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  1. The Question arises ‘Whats more important? A customer’s privacy or National Security!?….The same battle for BB was with Indian Govt, eventually it adhered to Govt demands to the lawful interception system for Blackberry Services, with a highlight on ‘no access to BB Enterprise Servers’ however. EoD, its a Win-Win situation, partly. Seems after this, BB has matured to come with the above amendment to their policy, dealing with US Govt…. 😉

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