Three days since TRA announced the suspension of the blackberry service that would kick in on October 11 and last until a legal solution was reached. Alot of opinions alot of “why?” “not fair?” “give us real answers” not forgetting the rumors, and spam jokes too.
“Due to its technical nature, some BlackBerry services, like the messenger, email, and web browsing, remain beyond the implementation of local laws,” the TRA said.
UAE has around 500,000 blackberry subscribers, what is wrong with regulating and securing the services uses which can be a cause serious social, judicial and national security repercussions.
So What is the problem now?
The fact that the blackberry servers are hosted outside the country means that all information, emails, and communications are stored outside the country and is at risk plus it is not in alignment with the UAE’s communication regulations and is a high cause of security risks. TRA’s decision took sometime because TRA tried to consume all options and went through extensive debate with RIM to propose a solution which is not yet given.
If RIM allowed one government a peek under the bonnet of the BlackBerry system, every other government would be forced to review their BlackBerry security procedures. – The National
^^^^ Then we hear that RIM Helps Russia, China Monitor BlackBerry Users’ E-mails ???
People before ranting about the suspension and getting led by rumors lets look at the bigger picture UAE hasn’t asked for anything different nor more .. Each country has its own local rules and regulations, lets have faith and trust in ours! Whether the above makes sense or not here is something to think about as you close this page