The Royal Canadian Mounted Police, or the Mounties, have had a global encryption key to encrypted messages on BlackBerry Messenger service since 2010, a joint investigation by VICE News and Motherboard found.
Enterprises within highly regulated industries that use BlackBerry's BBM messaging app will be happy to know that some of its best security features, including Retract, are now free.
BlackBerry on Friday launched improvements to its BBM Protected security messaging service, which provide IT with greater control for enterprise users.
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