Four Key Ways that BlackBerry Protects Your Privacy


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Online privacy is one of the hottest topics today. Ever since a certain government contractor leaked classified information, there has been non-stop debate in the press and social media on the importance of consumer privacy and the role of technology in protecting our personal information.


For over 15 years, BlackBerry has been synonymous with mobile privacy and security. We’ve already examined what makes BlackBerry so secure, so let’s look at what BlackBerry does to protect us as individuals.

Private by Default

Let’s be honest: Most of us would rather not have to think about privacy and security. We use technology to be productive and entertained, and worries around online safety only get in the way.

BlackBerry supports privacy by default. BES messages, BBM, and BlackBerry Blend are encrypted by default. Connections to mail servers that support encryption (e.g., Gmail, Yahoo, are encrypted by default. Connections to websites…

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About Alex Manea

Alex Manea is the Director of BlackBerry Security. He is a founding member of the group that has made BlackBerry synonymous with mobile security. Alex has looked after BlackBerry product security for over 9 years, including BlackBerry smartphones, BES and BBM. He is a Certified Software Security Lifecycle Professional and has an Honors degree in Systems Design Engineering from the University of Waterloo.

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