[Cryptography] Crypto being blamed in the London riots.
Perry E. Metzger
perry at piermont.com
Tue Aug 9 13:18:38 EDT 2011
Quoting from the New York Times:
David Lammy, Britain's intellectual property minister, also called
for a suspension of Blackberry's encrypted instant message service.
Many rioters, exploiting that service, had been able to organize mobs
and outrun the police, who were ill-equipped to monitor it. "It is
unfortunate, but for the very short term, London can't have a night
like the last," Mr. Lammy said in a Twitter post.
Officials at Research in Motion, the corporate parent of Blackberry,
declined to comment on whether the service would be suspended. But
the company, based in Waterloo, Ontario, issued a statement saying:
"We feel for those impacted by recent days' riots in London. We have
engaged with the authorities to assist in any way we can."
Perry E. Metzger perry at piermont.com
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