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Sunday, August 14, 2011

The London rioters used BlackBerry Messenger to communicate undetected

The London rioters used BlackBerry Messenger to communicate undetected While social technology has played a pivotal role in past citizen uprisings, it may have also helped spread a wide swath of violence and looting throughout the London area over the past four days. Yesterday, BlackBerry maker RIM issued a statement that it would cooperate with English authorities to investigate how its mobile messaging client, BlackBerry Messenger (better known as BBM), contributed to the riots. Today, RIM’s official Inside BlackBerry blog was infiltrated by a hacking collective known as TeaMp0isoN, with a threat: “If you do assist the police by giving them chat logs, gps locations, customer information & access to peoples BlackBerryMessengers you will regret it.” BBM is a phone-based instant messaging system that allows BlackBerry users to chat quickly in real-time — and its instantaneous and private nature might have made it the ideal communication platform. Read more...


  1. Sdr PM

    just pondering a possible situation. how do we know for sure that RIM is not created to give an impression of 'safe communication' among its users?

    is it not also possible that at high level, information is being shared by the international intelligence to monitor subversive activities?

    eb scrooge

  2. biasalah promosi lakukan barang. konon bbm ni safety la apalah. padahal sesama intelligence negara masing2 mesti dpt tau punya segala maklumat dan dpt kesan awal. mustahil la centre di canada tu tak maklumkan jika didesak. dengar sapura dah develope new technology undetected radio. mesti spore cemas.


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