Canadian Group Plans To Track Blackberry Traffic

A Canadian group is planning to track traffic on RIM’s Blackberry network:

The project, called RIM Check, is being conducted by the University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab and Ottawa-based think tank SevDev Group.

It “is inspired by a broad need to monitor the activities of private sector actors that own and operate cyberspace,” Citizen Lab said on its website. “Particularly as they come under increasing pressure to co-operate with governments on national surveillance and censorship laws, policies, and requests.”

If I were RIM, I would be very afraid of this as it will shed light on RIM’s dealings with countries like the UAE and India. I’m guessing that that’s info that RIM doesn’t want you to know.

If you want to keep an eye on the project, check out their website from your Blackberry.

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