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BlackBerry services to be blocked in Dubai

What good is a BlackBerry if its BlackBerry Internet Services will be crippled? That would be the case for BlackBerry users in Dubai, United Arab Emirates where a lot of Filipinos rely on the BlackBerry to bypass international rates to connect with loved ones around the globe via BBM.

BlackBerry services blocked in Dubai

UAE government has made the decision yesterday to block key features on BlackBerry smartphones citing security concerns. The government fears that the BlackBerry server which cannot be monitored by local authorities can be exploited by terrorists and criminals.

If this policy will push through, thousands of users in UAE will not be able to access e-mail and the Web on their devices starting October 11. With this move, Saudi Arabia might follow suit. A Saudi telecom official said they would begin blocking BlackBerry messaging service starting later this month.

via Washington Post

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  • sayang namna kung ganun…dami pa naman gustong makaconnect via facebook or yahoo..

    anyways that’s their rules and we should abide on them.

  • WhatEverPinoy

    Well, too bad Pinoys.. you guys always want everything free and cheap but trying to act cool in Dubai.. urghhh !

  • on today´s bloomberg message: boys & girls date via blackberry in saudi arabia
    blackberry is fine, alternative is opolis secure mail (http://www.opolis.eu): entirely encrypted, secure, free email service. and the sender (!) decides what the recipient is allowed to do with a mail. so mails cannot be forwarded or printed or copied, if the sender decides so.
    so: girls & guys – arrange your dates via opolis!

  • rak

    In the meantime everything is back to normal and everybody can use the Blackberry in Dubai and the other Emirates of UAE again.