A new article from Reuters feeds a little more information to us about the threat RIM presents to spy agencies, including Homeland Security et al.
from Reuters -
One of the options for RIM is to abandon its own operating system and adopt Microsoft's upcoming Windows 8. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer had approached RIM in recent months, looking to strike a partnership similar to the one the software giant has with Nokia Oyj. Under that partnership, Nokia will use Microsoft's latest Windows operating system on its smartphones.
The suspicion of course, is that Microsoft, having sold out years ago to the US Government, (read #2 below) wants to help their controllers get rid of RIM's encrypted operating system and replace it with one more friendly to surveillance by governments. Like Windows 8.
Reuters again -
RIM could also look for Microsoft to buy a stake in the company and fund marketing and other expenses, the sources said. However, this option is not attractive to RIM because it would mean the end of the Waterloo, Ontario-based company's technology independence, they said.
Yes, an end to unspyable software. And here is the real clue -
the meat -
Microsoft could also be interested in RIM's wireless patents, the sources said.
In our opinion, there has been a world wide effort to sink RIM or at the least, get it under the control of Microsoft. Where all its hardware and software can be manipulated by certain factions of the FBI, NSA and CIA. As all of Microsoft's Operating systems now are. Remember after the Bill Gates Microsoft meeting with US Officials how that unique number was added to all computers running Windows? And there was an outcry? And it was then made turn-off-able. But they left the unique number of your hard drive there anyway. As if any spy agency needs it anymore with Facebook funneling your information straight into a cross referencing database.
And Microsoft Windows and Android are not alone. Apple owners using SIRI send every call through a central conversion house to make it text. Readable by whomever.
Canadian icon RIM is desperately trying to hold on and recover from its problems, however, when you have this much trouble, fomented by organizations secretly working against you, it will be very hard to do. And shareholders clamoring to feed their greed doesn't help either.
Jim Flaherty, Canada's Finance Minister has refused to be drawn into whether the United States has expressed any reservations about possible bids from outside North America, given the importance of RIM to communications security. The Pentagon is RIM's biggest customer.
That oughta tell you all you need to know about RIM's true value.
1 - Check our previous suspicions from this blog post about RIM - - -
2 - And check out our how Microsoft fits into our conspiracy ideas - - -