Germany To Examine Blackberry's Planned Secusmart Buy - Yahoo News

October 20, 2014 Please enter your Phone Number. Send Thanks! A link has been sent. Done Germany to examine BlackBerry's planned Secusmart buy 1 hour ago . View photo BlackBerry Ltd. Chairman and CEO John Chen speaks at the BlackBerry Security Summit in New York City BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany will examine BlackBerry's planned acquisition of Secusmart, whose encryption technology protects the devices online of government officials including Angela Merkel. BlackBerry, which is trying to reinvent itself under new Chief Executive John Chen, wants to buy the privately held German firm to burnish its credentials with highly security-conscious clients like government agencies. But a spokeswoman for the German economy ministry said on Wednesday the ministry would have to check whether German security would be affected by the sale.

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