Saudis to Monitor BlackBerry Data

Filed under:Bill of Rights,Technology,War on Terror — posted by 3wire on 8/7/2010 @ 6:50 pm

From  CNET via the Comms section of Warrior Times

BlackBerry maker Research in Motion has decided to allow the government of Saudi Arabia access to BlackBerry users’ messages, in order to avoid a ban on the device in the country, the Associated Press reported Saturday.The AP quoted an official at the Saudi Communications and Information Technology Commission as saying that the deal between RIM and the government would likely involve placing a BlackBerry server inside the country to enable the Saudis to monitor data.

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