UN throws it's Dunce Cap into the RIM/India fight
A few days ago I let you know I would keep my eye on this whole RIM/India farce, and today I have more idiocy to report. The UN secretary-general of the International Telecommunications Union, Hamadoun Toure, Rim needs to give law enforcement agencies around the world access to it's customer data, in order to fight terrorism. "Those are genuine requests. There is a need for cooperation between governments and the private sector on security issues," he told the Associated Press.
So, he wants RIM to give security agencies access to encrypted data. Um, hellooo! You can have all the encrypted data you want, but it won't do you a lick of good. You see, it's encrypted. And you can't decrypt it without a key. Now, RIM doesn't have this key. So why pick on a company who doesn't have what you want?
I swear, some governments are just so paranoid about letting their citizens have any kind of privacy or autonomy. The only good I can see coming out of this "security issue", is the worlds population waking up and seeing that open exchange of data is inevitable, and demanding their government stop blocking it. Lets hope it happens soon.
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