Police Accessed BlackBerry Messages to Prevent Futher Riots

In the midst of the rioting in the UK , police have been able to prevent some of the planned attacks. With the arrest of a teenager linked to some of the rioting police were able to “break into” the encrypted social messages. With the confiscation of mobile devices in other arrest UK police have been able to stop some of the rioting. Sir Hugh Orde, the president of the Association of Chief Police Officers said in reference to the riots, “What we saw, fundamentally different in my assessment, was almost nonexistent pre-intelligence. The officers are using the “intelligence” of BBM and Twitter messages to aid in thier enforcements, previously spontaneous rather than organized.

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