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    Rights to snooping on you…

     Posted in Censorship & Politics at 8:27 on Monday, August 16th, 2010 by Kris

    It’s been a mad few weeks for Research In Motion the creators of the BlackBerry mobile platform.

    They’re in a bitter battle with several governments over the encryption and privacy they offer their users.  RIM use a secure sever set up to transmit data from their devices, this is what has angered the governments.

    RIM categorically say that even they do not have access to the encrypted data that runs through their server, but as you can guess this isn’t enough.

    Governments love to snoop on people, they love to look at what you’re doing and who you’re talking to, and do they do this just for the sake of a nations security.

    The question must be asked: what measures are put in place to prevent random access without a justifiable need?

    In the US the government must get a court order to access the data and must provide reasons as to why they want to view it.

    Will this happen in other countries?

    National security is an important issue but should it be protected at the sake of ones privacy. You could argue that accessing usage data is as far it should go, but governments always want more to quench the thirst they have for keeping an eye on people.

    The UK for example as the highest amount of CCTV in Europe and its been allowed because it ‘helps’ protect national security, but does it?

    Should a government be allowed to keep an eye on everyone at all times, I guess we have to live with being monitored but it doesn’t entirely make you trust the people running your country.

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      Written By Kris.