Tag: United Arab Emirates
The story has been ongoing and is a concern. What countries are pulling a ban on our BlackBerry service and what they want. RIM has also stated 4 reasons for lawful access, so I’m including this as well. Whatever RIM does decide to do could change the future of dealings with foreign companies.
With the ongoing ban that was a few hours long in Saudi, and the United Arab Emirates threatened ban scheduled for October, RIM has it’s hurdles to overcome. Especially with Indonesia and India expressing their concerns as well. The outcome could set the criterion of how governments and technology companies work together. Here’s the scoop…
The pending ban of BlackBerry as deemed by the United Arab Emirates, will affect Dubai and Abu Dhabi, and will include foreign visitors as well, leaving only phone service available. RIM has had other requests from these countries. The Kuwaiti government wants RIM to cut off access to porn sites and Saudi Arabia wants the [...]
The New York Times reported on the latest news from Dubai. The ban on BlackBerry smartphones that the United Arab Emirates are imposing beginning October 11th will now extend to foreign visitors as well. So far it looks to be applicable to the city-state of Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
You know this isn’t the first time you’ve seen the UAE in the tabloids and news. The last time was over the Etisalat incident, the very one Smobile Systems had found and evaluated. This time it’s about data overseas and the inability to control where their laws aren’t applicable. Analysts are stating it could be [...]