BlackBerry CEO John Chen has issued another blog post on the issue of privacy, encryption and lawful access requests. It’s his first public comment since it was revealed last week that the RCMP used a key to unlock approximately one million encrypted PIN-to-PIN messages sent between personal BlackBerry users since at least 2010.
Privacy experts are expressing concern and outrage after the revelation that the RCMP has had a key to unlock encrypted messages between personal BlackBerry users since at least 2010, and has used that key to decrypt about one million messages.
It may be a beleaguered handset maker, but BlackBerry's doing all it can to make its apps and services remain in demand, and on Monday it announced a new free update to its messaging app for all smartphone users.
As BlackBerry's restructuring program continues with the announcement of 200 job cuts, the Canadian smartphone maker has seen miserably low handset sales with barely a handful of devices still on the market. As a result, BlackBerry seems to be changing direction.