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Hacktivism has surged this year, but it’s taking on a new role in the London riots.


lackBerry Messenger has been pinpointed as one of the main mediums that rioters in London have been using to communicate and, well, organize themselves, so to speak.


Now Research in Motion, as if they haven’t had a bad enough year already, is the caught in the middle.


RIM’s Inside BlackBerry blog was hacked into after the Canadian mobile phone maker agreed to cooperate and help British police forces. As of 9:30AM PT on Tuesday, the site was still down and just looked like a blank page.