blackberry

Moveable

Inside BlackBerry’s Push to Dominate the Security Market for Autonomous Cars

After its epic smartphone failure, BlackBerry is determined to fend off competitors in automotive.
Tracey Lindeman
4.13.18
BAD FOR BUSINESS

Secure Phone Companies Clamp Down After Sinaloa Cartel-Linked Arrest

Earlier this month, the FBI arrested the CEO of Phantom Secure, a company allegedly providing encrypted phones to organized crime. Now, those in the secure device supply chain are trying to push criminals out.
Joseph Cox
3.21.18
fugitives

Four Alleged Associates of Sinaloa Cartel-Linked Encrypted Phone Company Are On the Run

Authorities have already arrested Vincent Ramos, Phantom Secure’s CEO. But the Department of Justice has indicted four other alleged Phantom associates, who are currently fugitives.
Joseph Cox
3.16.18
hustling

'Snitches Get Stitches': How Secure Phones for Criminals Are Sold on Instagram

For years, the oft-overlooked secure phone industry, sometimes linked to organized crime, has been pushing its wares on Instagram, with one account linked to Phantom Secure posting images of weapons, drugs, and bundles of cash.
Joseph Cox
3.12.18
CARTEL COMMS

Feds Bust CEO Allegedly Selling Custom BlackBerry Phones to Sinaloa Drug Cartel

Phantom Secure is one of the most infamous companies in the secure phone industry. Sources and court documents detail that its owner has been arrested for allegedly helping criminal organizations.
Joseph Cox
3.10.18
They Still Sell Those?

Dutch Cops Bust Another PGP BlackBerry Company for Alleged Money Laundering

Cops are increasingly targeting those who sell devices traditionally used by organized crime groups.
Joseph Cox
5.10.17
data dump

Customer Data From Encrypted Phone Company Ciphr Has Been Dumped Online

Ciphr claims the data dump is the work of a rival company, according to an alleged message sent to victims.
Joseph Cox
4.26.17
War on Encryption

Dutch Cops Say They've Decrypted PGP Messages On Seized Server

Dutch police say they have over 3 million messages.
Joseph Cox
3.9.17
Twitter

There’s Nothing Stopping Trump From Using His Personal Phone

President Trump is still tweeting from an Android phone, despite reports that he'd traded it in for a secure device.
Sarah Emerson
1.24.17
RIP

The BlackBerry, As We Know It, Is Over

The company will stop manufacturing the phones.
Madison Margolin
9.28.16
News

BlackBerry Is Eager to Intercept Messages for Foreign Police

The company has assisted "dozens" of police forces.
Jordan Pearson
6.9.16
Interview

Canada’s Privacy Czar: ‘Sometimes the Government Goes Too Far’

We spoke with Canada’s top privacy official about encryption and the RCMP.
Jordan Pearson
5.13.16