BlackBerry services restored in Saudi Arabia

Hmmm, it seems that the ban on BlackBerry services in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia have come into effect as it is now Friday, but only for four hours, with conflicting reports on the reason behind the resumption of its services. Of course, this also raises the question on whether RIM did offer Saudi Arabia access to its security codes, and that would set a pretty dangerous precedent to other countries in the region who might probably take the same route (i.e. UAE). RIM did issue a statement, “RIM cannot accommodate any request for a copy of a customer’s encryption key, since at no time does RIM, or any wireless network operator or any third party, ever possess a copy of the key.” as part of its stand, and we hope they keep to their word.

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