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When governments came knocking, RIM didn't even put up a fight; before Snowden, they were largely considered the last vendor you'd ever choose, if you cared about your privacy from governments. They had the same excruciating soul-search for a new OS as Nokia, once Apple and Google leapfrogged their early-2000s shitty UIs, and then settled for a good platform when it was way too late. So I'd take the tinfoil off...

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