Meanwhile in Canada
As if you needed yet another reason not to use a BlackBerry, you can’t even use them to carry out organized crime anymore.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) used intercepted BlackBerry messages to make 33 mob-related arrests in the province of Québec, effectively dismantling two major Italian organized crime cells. Here’s how the RCMP described the operation — called Project CLEMENZA — in a press release:
Turns out that one episode of The Sopranos where the gang goes to Italy wasn’t exaggerating: the pasta-loving peninsula is still teeming with organized crime. And now, a new WikiLeaks-inspired website is hoping to put a dent in it.
Ten anonymous Italians created the site, according to the Daily Dot, in hopes of connecting police and journalists to people with inside knowledge about mob activity.