Blackberry took a lot of flak during the recent riots, as if they had orchestrated the whole unruly mob, but I can’t believe that they are bowing to pressure from the authorities, and have agreed to shut down service in times of civil unrest. This is nothing more then an attack on civil liberties. How many people use Blackberry messaging in comparison to those involved. How many convicted used BSM.
It just smacks of creating a police state; the Tories know the longer they are in power, the greater the divide will become to those who have and those who need, and this will spill out on to the streets. The encryption of BSM means that messages cannot be monitored by the police. Good.