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BlackBerry Promises to Keep Privacy & Security As a Core of BBM


BBM started off as a small project at BlackBerry by taking PIN messages one step further. Now it is one of BlackBerry’s most promising assets and is undergoing some rapid development. One of the things that has made BBM always stick out of the crowd is the security and privacy built into the messenger. For example, you have to accept people as contacts before they can message you.

Jeff Gadway went on the record for BBM promising that Security and Privacy will remain at the forefront of BBM as they strike a balance between usability and security. Now if only they would add end to end public key encryption for all users…

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  1. Invite acceptance is one of the features that Whatsapp fails at and one reason that makes BBM superior. It’s one of the aspects of whatsapp why I don’t use that platform. However if someone has your pin, that overrides the invite part. The actual PIN should always remain private to yourself and those in your bbm list. Think before you pin share.

  2. I understand your point @gareth, however, don’t forget that you still need to accept them to be able to engage with you so it doesn’t matter if people have access to your pin … They might have your address at home doesn’t mean they’ll be able to enter the premises. Whatsapp give access to your premises.

  3. BlackBerry is promoting the aspects which make it look good, but BBM’s privacy features could be improved by offering proper conversation encryption which nobody can read, not even BlackBerry. As it stands, governments and enterprises can spy on their citizens and employees using BBM.

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