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RIM averts BlackBerry ban in UAE | Security – CNET News

RIM averts BlackBerry ban in UAE | Security – CNET News

The announcement provides very little information about what RIM did to avert the ban, whether they made significant changed (compromises) to their system, or whether the UAE blinked and backed down from the threatened ban.

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2 comments

  • Tyler · October 13, 2010 at 10:47 am

    I’m *sure* it has nothing to do with this little gem from last year (BBC: UAE Blackberry update was spyware: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/8161190.stm)

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  • Darren Chaker · October 21, 2010 at 11:38 pm

    What’s unique about the UAE’s decision and hypersensitive ban of the BlackBerry, is the fact not only a BlackBerry offers encrypted features. Any ‘smart phone’ (Droid, HTC, i4, etc) allows the user to download applications with encrypted features. Anything from encrypted phone2phone, email encryption, and encrypted partitions on the phone are available. In sum, to black ball BlackBerry merely shows lack of understanding for technology. Darren Chaker

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