U.S. Government Wants Access to Your Blackberry Data

Just to recap:

Now the U.S. Government is activly seeking access to you encrypted Blackberry e-mails. I guess its a case of monkey see monkey do…

Federal law enforcement and national security officials are seeking a bill to require new regulations over the Internet, which will give them access to your BlackBerry e-mails, skype, Facebook, and other internet-based communications. The Obama administration is going to submit a new bill to law makers next year. They are trying to deal with the arrests of drug dealers and terrorists. The bill will have huge  implications on your privacy. The U.A.E and India have  paved a way for more countries to try and gain access private encrypted data from their Blackberry’s.

James X. Dempsey, vice president of the Center for Democracy and Technology, an Internet policy group, said the proposal had “huge implications” and challenged “fundamental elements of the Internet revolution” — including its decentralized design.

“They are really asking for the authority to redesign services that take advantage of the unique, and now pervasive, architecture of the Internet,” he said. “They basically want to turn back the clock and make Internet services function the way that the telephone system used to function.”

“We’re talking about lawfully authorized intercepts,” said Valerie E. Caproni, general counsel for the Federal Bureau of Investigation. “We’re not talking expanding authority. We’re talking about preserving our ability to execute our existing authority in order to protect the public safety and national security.”

Mined you this is not just about your encrypted BlackBerry data, This is wiretap for the Internet… We are curious to see what will happen if the bill is passed. So RIM what are you going to do? Please drop a comment or head over to the Nerdberry Forums and get the discussion going.

Source: BB Leaks / NY Times

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