BlackBerry launches cybersnooping counterattack

blackberry antiWith controversy still swirling around government snooping efforts, BlackBerry has announced a deal to acquire German anti-eavesdropping specialist Secusmart.

In addition to its anti-eavesdropping technology, the Dusseldorf-based firm touts high-security voice and data encryption. The company provides its technology to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who is at the center of a controversy over an alleged National Security Agency phone tap.

Set against this backdrop, the acquisition could be a smart move for BlackBerry, according to experts.  More