BlackBerry phones unhackable by Saudi government, to be banned. 17 replies

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Red Menace

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#1 8 years ago

Read about this in The Economist today. So, it seems the Saudi Arabian government is unable hack into the BlackBerry network to monitor its people and "to prevent terrorism and other illegal activities" you know, like women drivers. The United Arab Emirates, India and Indonesia are also expected to follow suit.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-08-07/saudi-arabia-extends-its-deadline-for-blackberry-shutoff-as-talks-continue.html


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Antilles VIP Member

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#2 8 years ago

Blackberry aint going to cave. Research in Motion is based in Canada, so it bases its policies are based on Canadian Law, where its illegal to spy on us. Eh...


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Bubbleteatroopa

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#3 8 years ago

Its cause those countries are power hungry control freaks.




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#4 8 years ago

Well, a device controlled by a corporation doesn't really work in places controlled a person (an authority figure), does it?




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#5 8 years ago
Bubbleteatroopa;5374020Its cause those countries are power hungry control freaks.

And no other goverment is?




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#6 8 years ago

Good to know Canada can outwit Saudi Arabia and possibly the UAE as well.




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#7 8 years ago

I've read about it, it's too bad for those people but there isn't a whole lot we can do about it. Well unless you'd like to cave in and remove the encryption.. but that would be a stupid thing to do.




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#8 8 years ago
Admiral Donutz;5374797I've read about it, it's too bad for those people but there isn't a whole lot we can do about it. Well unless you'd like to cave in and remove the encryption.. but that would be a stupid thing to do.

Send them iphones or give them a new LG :p




Bubbleteatroopa

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#9 8 years ago
Granyaski;5374241And no other goverment is?

Every government is. Its just, some are more blatant about it than others.




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#10 8 years ago

Good for BlackBerry. Goverments don't need to be hacking into everybodys phones IMO.




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