BlackBerry to continue service in Saudi Arabia

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BlackBerry to continue service in Saudi Arabia
Despite sending out notices to financial institutions warning them that they would be suspending BlackBerry service next Friday in Saudi Arabia, Saudi Telecommunications Company has apparently reached an agreement with RIM. CNBC Arabia is reporting that the situation has been resolved and that the oil-rich country will not be shutting off 'Berry customers as originally planned. A number of Middle Eastern countries, including the United Arab Emirates, have decided to ban the Berry from messaging, e-mailing and browsing because of the unique way that data in encrypted on the device. This prevents a country from spying on certain people that it fears could be planning a terrorist attack. Other countries are getting into the act as today Lebanon has said that it is considering a ban on BlackBerry phones. The UAE ban is expected to start October 11th as we reported.

source: CNBCMobile

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5 Comments

1. messiah

Posts: 438; Member since: Feb 19, 2010

pesky canadian company, or oil rich coweld nations? never heard of a Canadian overtaking a jet and holding it for ransom, blowing one up or flying it into a building. Should we side with those that want the encription revealed or the company that prides itself on the greatest cellphone encription, protecting not only their customers, but also themselves from potential corruption???? Blackberry's might be sticky with mapple syrop, but they get my vote for security measures.

3. truth voice unregistered

never heard of a western man like the motherfucker (messiah -disgusting name by the way-) preventing his sister or his mother from being pitches .you are just like animals or maybe animals better than you.this is our choice.we don't want blackberry anymore. where is the freedom you are talking about and if you like (shitberry) that's ok put it in your (.....) and don't talk about others [peace for all Rational people all over the world ]

2. fuck all ignorants like (messi unregistered

never heard of a western man like the motherfucker (messiah -disgusting name by the way-) preventing his sister or his mother from being pitches .you are just like animals or maybe animals better than you.this is our choice.we don't want blackberry anymore. where is the freedom you are talking about and if you like (shitberry) that's ok put it in your (.....) and don't talk about others [peace for all Rational people all over the world ]

4. impartial man unregistered

for the fool (messiah) why don't you keep your nose out of other people’s business? let people do whatever they want ( I'm not Arab by the way) Regards for noble people.

5. compromise unregistered

most probably the service will continue after an impending agreement between RIM company and Saudi authority (many people reported that they could use the service after a two-hour block today Friday.

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