Saturday, March 06, 2010

BlackBerry Messenger faces closure in Saudi Arabia, due to possible 'non-compliance'

Saudi Arabia’s Communication and Information Technology Commission has asked Canada-based Research In Motion, the company that owns BlackBerry Messenger, to allow the telecoms regulator access to monitor messages sent by the mobile device, according to media reports.

The Arab News daily quoted the Al Watan newspaper as saying that the CITC wants to have access in order to monitor the messages in the BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) network, threatening to shut down the service for noncompliance.

BBM is a special messaging service for BlackBerry phone users. For a monthly flat fee, BlackBerry owners can share messages, IM and multimedia with other BlackBerry owners, Arab News said.

There have been rumours that the BBM service will stop today (Saturday 6 March). The CITC was unavailable for comment on Friday.

Meanwhile, BBM maker Research in Motion (RIM) on Friday said it is investigating reports in the Arab press that Saudi regulators have asked the company for access to its unique messaging service for its BlackBerry devices.

"RIM operates in more than 170 countries around the world and respects the regulatory requirements of governments," the company said in a statement issued to Arab News.

"RIM is investigating the reported matter in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and will provide an update once further information is available to share," the statement added.

Via [Arab News ]

5 Comments:

At 1:46 PM , OpenID melicieuse said...

hahahahaha so the mutawas couldn't crack the code they decided on the easy option, ban the whole thing

 
At 6:22 PM , OpenID hamdanism said...

I heard this BlackBerry chatting thing is very popular in Saudi...so the guys should think of a new way to stalk girls :P

 
At 5:48 AM , Blogger guerrillasdigitales said...

hello my name is gasparov we have develop an app to monitor blackberry messenger and is good tool for governemtns
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At 6:18 AM , Blogger guerrillasdigitales said...

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Every day, thousands of PIN messages flow in and out of your organization. You need instant communication. Your employees demand it and your business requires it to maintain a competitive advantage. Regardless of the size of your organization or type of industry, it is important to preserve and have ready access to company information contained in these text messages. And in the event of litigation or a compliance audit, it is vital. This same valuable data, unless secured, can move easily from a disgruntled employee to your competition. BBCRAWLER lets you reap the productivity of text messaging without sacrificing security and advantage in case of litigation or compliance audit. BBCRAWLER offers complete and seamless archiving of PIN messages and phone usage data. In addition, Retain offers powerful audit and administration features that let you specify which Smartphone users you want to audit. Of course all activities are logged and included in a detailed audit trail in a web interface. All the reasons your organization chose to archive email, apply to the retention of text messages.

 
At 12:10 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go to http://www.gulftech.blogspot.com/ for more info.

 

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