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[liberationtech] BB in the news again

Bernal,PA (pgr) P.A.Bernal at lse.ac.uk
Tue Aug 9 13:01:08 PDT 2011


The powers of RIPA would allow a certain amount of this information - the cooperation of RIM could provide a whole lot more, which is what caused the hack!

Sent from my iPhone

On 9 Aug 2011, at 15:23, "Frank Corrigan" <email at franciscorrigan.com> wrote:

> No doubt the UK Police will use it's powers to get RIM to disclose the
> phone numbers used in specific areas (cell towers) and then request call
> records. The London police cells are overflowing with alleged rioters,
> many will have had their 'smart' phones impounded for later forensic
> analysis. The disturbances in London/UK are likely to be a test bed for
> Police and Forensic Science analysis of digital footprints etc
> 
> RIM to turn in BlackBerry-using looters after London riots
> "Catching the fire-starters retrospectively is possible as RIM can pass
> over decrypted versions of BBM chatter."
> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/08/08/blackberry_riots/
> 
> BlackBerry blog hacked with riot-related threats
> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/08/09/blackberry_blog_riot_hack/
> 
> http://www.bigbrotherwatch.org.uk/home/2011/08/london-riots-and-social-media.html
> 
> http://twitter.com/#!/search/londonriots
> 
> Frank
> 
> 
> ----- Original message -----
> From: "Bernal,PA  (pgr)" <P.A.Bernal at lse.ac.uk>
> To: "Katrin Verclas" <katrin at mobileactive.org>
> Cc: "Stanford tech list List" <liberationtech at lists.stanford.edu>
> Date: Tue, 9 Aug 2011 14:33:37 -0400
> Subject: Re: [liberationtech] BB in the news again
> 
> As a matter of interest, the NYTimes has it a little wrong: Lammy's not
> a minister in the government, he's an opposition MP, representing the
> area where the riots started. 
> 
> Paul Bernal
> 
> Sent from my iPhone
> 
> On 9 Aug 2011, at 14:26, "Katrin Verclas" <katrin at mobileactive.org>
> wrote:
> 
>> 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."
>> 
>> http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/10/world/europe/10britain.html
>> 
>> 
>> Katrin Verclas
>> MobileActive.org
>> katrin at mobileactive.org
>> 
>> skype/twitter: katrinskaya
>> (347) 281-7191
>> 
>> Check out the new Mobile Media Toolkit at 
>> http://mobilemediatoolkit.org. To "Making Media Mobile!"
>> 
>> A global network of people using mobile technology for social impact
>> http://mobileactive.org
>> 
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