Canadian Phobic Tech Bloggers on #RIM $$$

June 17, 2011
mike lazaridis
the problem according to some Tech Guru is the company has too many Canadians eh? .. …. ……. ….. …. …. ……. ….. …. …. ……. ….. …. …. ……. ….. via a Business Insider and image via gadgets and gizmos.

Saudi Arabia Halts Plan to Ban BlackBerry Instant Messaging

August 7, 2010

A New Dark Age Is Dawning: “THE TELEGRAPH: Saudi Arabia and the makers of the BlackBerry smartphone have reached a deal to prevent a ban on the phone’s messenger service.

The agreement, which involves placing a BlackBerry server inside Saudi Arabia, would allow the government to monitor users’ messages and allay official fears the service could be used for criminal purposes.

The deal could have wide-ranging implications for several other countries, including India and the United Arab Emirates, which have expressed similar concerns over how BlackBerry maker Research in Motion handles its data.

A Saudi regulatory official said tests were now under way to determine how to install a BlackBerry server inside the country.

The kingdom is one of a number of countries expressing concern that the device is a security threat because encrypted information sent on the phones is routed through overseas computers – making it impossible for local governments to monitor.”

…another Western Tech company catering to the whims of a totalitarian state that surveillance it’s citizens. We wonder why social networks are not Israel friendly? Probably because they fear the freedoms that Israelis have.