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Saudi Arabia: BlackBerry is Blocked

Written on August 04, 2010 by Charles Bass

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Saudi Arabia pulls the trigger to shut BlackBerry. Too bad for BlackBerry Torch.

The latest threat to BlackBerry has reached our ears today. It has shown up in a frenzied debate between RIM (makers of BlackBerry) and several governments. India and Kuwait objected on the inaccessible BlackBerry messages, and just last week, UAE threatened to block BlackBerry Messenger, email and browsing on Oct. 11.

Last Tuesday, the company released an official statement with regard to user data access.

“The BlackBerry security architecture for enterprise customers is based on a symmetric key system whereby the customer creates their own key and only the customer ever possesses a copy of their encryption key. RIM does not possess a “master key”, nor does any “back door” exist in the system that would allow RIM or any third party to gain unauthorized access to the key or corporate data.”

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