Germany will inspect source code BlackBerry in exchange for approval takeover




BlackBerry gets German regulators green light to take over security firm SECUsmart. Before that the Canadian company had to sign an agreement in which BlackBerry to give the German authorities promised access to the source code of its software.

That reports the Süddeutsche Zeitung. In the ‘non-spying agreement’ between the German government and BlackBerry latter promises full access to the source code of the software on its smartphones running. BlackBerry also says that the company is not legally bound to hand over secret data to other countries.

According to Interior Minister John Dimroth has the German government ‘security interests secured’ by the agreement with BlackBerry. By commitments German regulators have given the acquisition of SECUsmart green light.

The German company SECUsmart supplies to the German government smartphones which are encryption software is included. This should eavesdropping by preventing third parties. Nevertheless, there was the necessary unrest after the riot around tapping the phone of Chancellor Angela Merkel by the NSA. A possible takeover by BlackBerry could increase the risk of renewed eavesdropping attempts, reasoned the German government.

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