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UAE and Saudi Arabia to Ban Blackberry Users From Sending Messages Over 'National Security' Fears


World  (tags: UAE, Saudi Arabia, Blackberry, messages, national security )

Nancy
- 3273 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
More than a million BlackBerry users may have key services in Saudi Arabia and the UAE cut off after authorities demanded access to encrypted messages sent over the device.BlackBerry's Messenger application has spread rapidly in the Gulf Arab region



   

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Past Member (0)
Tuesday August 3, 2010, 12:00 am
I thought this was a joke at first! but there will probably be an alternative service, they can't won't just ban it in UAE like they did in Saudi, it's just too late to wake up now huh? over half a million users, kinda stupid like always
 

Arild Warud (174)
Tuesday August 3, 2010, 1:08 am
Big Brother like to know what we're doing,TY Nancy.
 

gail dair (0)
Tuesday August 3, 2010, 2:11 am
Noted ty
 

Marian D (57)
Tuesday August 3, 2010, 7:06 am
Noted. Thanks
 

patricia lasek (317)
Tuesday August 3, 2010, 7:35 am
Please cue the music :
"Paranoia strikes deep,
Into your mind it will creep.
It starts when you're always afraid.
Step out of line,
They'll come and take you away."
 

Arielle S (313)
Tuesday August 3, 2010, 7:37 am
LOL - That's the perfect song, Patricia....
 

Alejandra Vega (139)
Tuesday August 3, 2010, 11:08 am
OMG!!! Poor people.
 

CollieGirl cg (26)
Tuesday August 3, 2010, 1:47 pm
Sounds like total paranoia of countries that have something mighty serious to hide.
 

Mo D (76)
Tuesday August 3, 2010, 3:12 pm
Thanks Nancy! I guess this was coming. Arild Warud has a point!
 

Mo D (76)
Tuesday August 3, 2010, 3:15 pm
And Yes Arielle you are right, Patrica Great Song!
 

lorraine c (16)
Tuesday August 3, 2010, 3:48 pm
noted.
 

Anna M (112)
Tuesday August 3, 2010, 6:17 pm
Life for people in the "Magic Kingdom" doesn't seem to have changed much over the years...but it suprises me a bit that the UAE is following suit. Thanks for the article. Noted!
 

Anna M (112)
Tuesday August 3, 2010, 6:19 pm
ps- For those interested, saudijeans.org is a pretty interesting site!
 

Matloob ul Hasan (81)
Tuesday August 3, 2010, 8:20 pm
Noted, thanks.
 

Edward M (8)
Wednesday August 4, 2010, 2:03 am
The beginning of the end of their closed societies??
 

Julie van Niekerk (230)
Wednesday August 4, 2010, 4:30 am
They dont want the truth revealed.
 

Fiona Ogilvie (562)
Wednesday August 4, 2010, 5:34 am
No understanding.
 

Bob A (47)
Wednesday August 4, 2010, 6:55 am
They are very efficient, even not particularly democratic.
 

Joy W (100)
Wednesday August 4, 2010, 7:23 am
Noted.
 

Alicia V (181)
Wednesday August 4, 2010, 9:23 am
Paranoia big destroyer
 
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