Govt Calls for Decryption of BBMs

The Department of Communications calls for the decryption of BlackBerry-type messenger services like BBMs amid an increase in cyber-crime in this space

The Department of Communications has called for the decryption of BlackBerry-type messenger services like BBMs amid an increase in cyber-crime in this space.

Speaking at the Southern Africa Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference (Satnac) in East London in the Eastern Cape, Deputy Minister, Kopeng Obed Bapela, pointed out that South Africa might have to follow Britain and Saudi Arabia for a decryption system, if crimes were committed using social messenger services.

Bapela quickly assured the audience that government's intention will not be to spy on local citizens, adding that government will aim to tap into this prevention policy once a crime is committed, or potential threats came about.

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