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RIM and UAE Kiss and Make Up – BlackBerry Now “Compliant”

zombie handshake The latest certification RIM received is a nice statement of compliance from the UAE: :)

The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) has confirmed that Blackberry services are now compliant with the UAE’s telecommunications regulatory framework.

Therefore, the TRA has confirmed today that all Blackberry services in the UAE will continue to operate as normal and no suspension of service will occur on October 11, 2010.

The TRA would like to acknowledge the positive engagement and collaboration of Research In Motion (RIM) in reaching this regulatory compliant outcome.

RIM and the UAE regulatory officials made up and BlackBerry services in the UAE are no longer in jeopardy. I am not sure exactly what concessions RIM made but my guess is that they made it easier to monitor the unencrypted yet scrambled BlackBerry Messenger communications of users in their country. I am still opposed to the whole thing but at least we are not hearing talk of installing servers in each country and providing every communication (even enterprise emails) unencrypted to these government agencies.

That counts as a big win in RIM’s book to not have these threats looming anymore and one more strike against the privacy of BlackBerry users in these countries… Yay for government monitoring! via IntoMobile

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