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    Criminals using Black Berries

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    at the Financial Post, columnist David Berman writes about the influence Research in Motion has on the S&P/ TSX index. He puts it in perspective:
    RIM's stock alone accounts for about 270 points of the index's rise this year, representing about 20% of the index's total gains. That is more than twice the impact of Alcan Inc. on the index and about four times the impact of Bell Canada Inc. (formerly known as BCE Inc.), both of which have soared because of takeovers.
    Recently, the Waterloo, Ont.-based maker of the BlackBerry has managed to overcome most of its legal troubles and the company's rise seems unstoppable. Of course there's a dark side to the BlackBerry.
    Stories about 'the CrackBerry' or drivers who text and drive are nothing new but in a recent Vancouver Sun story the RCMP are warning that BlackBerrys are now the gadget of choice for criminals.
    The e-mail device's security features even make it difficult for authorities to track and trace illicit activity:
    "The BlackBerry [server] was created with corporate data security in mind," states the RCMP report, obtained by The Vancouver Sun through the Access to Information Act. "Until recently, this system was only affordable by companies such as Telus, CIBC, and the like; they are now more affordable and it is easy for individuals to set up a network."
    Even worse, cheaper BlackBerrys also mean that even low-level criminals are using the devices to communicate with one another.

    Just thought this was interesting.
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    Re: Criminals using Black Berries

    i think no matter what technology is out there, criminals will use and pay for anything that will help them get away with their crimes. Blackberrys, computers, thumbdrives, now its all accessible and easier to hide information from the authorities. As much as it is a problem, there is little RIM can do b/c companies need the security and demand it.
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    Re: Criminals using Black Berries

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    I recently read an article that said blackberries are popular with gang members because of all the possible ways you can communicate securely. Interesting.

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    Yeah its true... We use them like crazy. JUST KIDDING!

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    Re: Criminals using Black Berries

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    Drug dealers do use the BB mainly for how secure the messanger is

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    Re: Criminals using Black Berries

    Quote Originally Posted by ssjason
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    Drug dealers do use the BB mainly for how secure the messanger is

    my secret is out

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    Re: Criminals using Black Berries

    well the device was mainly targeted for government officials and armed forces leaders, so it would be very secure, reasons why the earlier devices wouldn't allow you to transfer files via bluetooth and why they didn't have a camera

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    Quote Originally Posted by guyheavensent
    my secret is out
    Lol mine too

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    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~WOW there's always "SOMETHING" to complain about.

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    Re: Criminals using Black Berries

    Criminals will always find a way to stay ahead of the game in looking for another way to get over. Man, these RIM haters !!!!!!!

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    Re: Criminals using Black Berries

    That's a very interesting article, Sash, I had never thought about it. It does make sense though and, as someone else said, criminals will use anything they can to get away with their crimes. Too bad but it shouldn't take away from our positive hobby.
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    Re: Criminals using Black Berries

    as with all good things someone who wants to will find a way to use it to do bad things
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    Quote Originally Posted by richardrblc
    as with all good things someone who wants to will find a way to use it to do bad things
    All too true

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    Quote Originally Posted by tgeekb
    That's a very interesting article, Sash, I had never thought about it. It does make sense though and, as someone else said, criminals will use anything they can to get away with their crimes. Too bad but it shouldn't take away from our positive hobby.
    U mean positive addiction, I don't think BBs can be labled as hobbies. That would be way too mild. I'm pretty sure if someone gave me a phone and told me to use it for a week instead of my pearl I would start seizing

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    Re: Criminals using Black Berries

    Even worse, cheaper BlackBerrys also mean that even low-level criminals are using the devices to communicate with one another.

    ^^^^^^^^is that when it became a problem? corporate criminals have been using the blackberry from the start

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