Quote of the week? Month?

Research in Motion has been in the news a lot recently. The governments of the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia don't like the fact that RIM encrypts traffic to and from the ubiquitous BlackBerry phones and have threatened to shut down BlackBerry service unless RIM provides them a way to bypass the encryption.

In last Thursday's Wall Street Journal, Michael Lazaridis had the following to say about this:

This is about the Internet. Everything on the Internet is encrypted. This is not a BlackBerry-only issue. If they can't deal with the Internet, they should shut it off.

There's no easy solution to this problem. Governments want to be able to spy on people and people want privacy. You clearly can't have both.

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