BlackBerry has now released an official statement on inside BlackBerry as to the recent misinformation that has been reported by several news agencies. Chen actually replied to the allegations himself in a public statementIt can be found here on Inside BlackBerry .
He reiterates how the media (some of them) are once again dragging old falsely manipulated allegations to the forefront.
This also comes just before Apple tries once again to make headlines with their views on the the rights of law enforcement and the publics right to protect themselves. Apple is of the opinion that that rights of terrorists to access encryption overshadows the normal citizens right to safety and will be taking that fight to Congress. Congress is trying to place serious restrictions on encryption due to Apples lack of cooperation with law enforcement and court orders. Apple presents their case tomorrow.