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Blackberry Messenger finds favor with the riotous crowd

Protesters around the world have learned to use social networks like Twitter and Facebook as high-speed, mass communications tools. But the networks are also easily monitored by authorities. So rioters and protestors in London are relying on a more secure communications channel, Bkackberry's Messenger app.

Mike Butcher reports for Techcrunch:

But while Twitter has largely been the venue of spectators to violence and is a handy public venue for journalists to observe, it would appear the non-public BlackBerry BBM messaging network has been the method of choice for organising it.
-Techcrunch, August 8, 2011

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