Hear the silence?
Is BES secure from government snooping?
Do you see all the governments banning Blackberry? No?
Do you see the FBI suing Blackberry for access to a phone? No?
Really, it doesn't take a genius, when the Chief Operating Officer says that Blackberry on encryption: "“We very much take a balanced approach ".
And then his PR department tries to fix it up with :
"“Encryption is very important to protect governments, business and individuals from hacking," read the statement e-mailed to FedScoop by a BlackBerry PR executive. "At the same time, no one wants to see terrorists and criminals taking advantage of encryption to evade detection. That’s why we have always strongly supported law enforcement around the world when they need our help. While we do not support so-called 'back-doors,' we and every other tech company bears a responsibility to do all we can to help governments protect their citizens.” "
So Mounties = Dudley Dooright, Blackberry users = Dick Dastardly, and any expectation you have: that your government will come to you with a warrant for your private data under your countries judicial process, is gone.
They'll go to Blackberry who'll support law enforcement "around the world" (the LEA may not be your own countries police, or even have any jurisdiction or legal authority over you. They go to Blackberry not you, so they don't care about your jurisdiction, they care about Blackberry's offices jurisdiction). Would Blackberry comply with out of jurisdiction requests? Silence?
So FSA = Dudley Dooright, and Blackberry Users = Anyone revealing Putins stash of cash.
Or Chinese Police = Dudley Dooright, and Blackberry Users = Anyone from Taiwan
And this is not new, all phones sold in junta countries usually have some remote access in them. I've mentioned Samsungs "DSMLawmo / DSMForwarding" before. Go to "Applications/all" on your Samsung phone and see if its running... it's for 'support purposes'...just like CarrierIQ was for support purposes.