BlackBerry made headlines and saw its stock rise when the company announced it was working on acquiring German cellular encryption company Secusmart.
To “seal the deal” BlackBerry and the German government have apparently entered into an “anti-espionage” agreement, according to a media report.
BlackBerry will, “authorize the [German] Federal Office for Security to view and control the source code of the BlackBerry operating system. Reported vulnerabilities must notify the company of the federal government immediately.”
Despite its acquisition by the Canadian company, Secusmart development and production is said to remain in Germany. The agreement will force BlackBerry to not disclose details to foreign intelligence services.