The Canadian Press

2010-08-05 | Canada Blackberry Crackdown

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Saudi Arabia's telecommunications regulator said on August 10th that it would allow BlackBerry services to continue in the kingdom -- averting a threatened ban over national security concerns. It said progress had been made with Waterloo, Ontario-based Research in Motion to find a compromise that would allow Saudi officials to gain access to encrypted BlackBerry communications. International Trade Minister Peter Van Loan had said days earlier that the federal government understood the security concerns. (Saudi Arabia was among several countries that said they feared the service could be used by militant groups to avoid detection. Two days later, India threatened to block BlackBerry corporate email and messaging services by the end of August unless RIM agreed to make them accessible to its security agencies. That deadline was later extended and then dropped. The UAE also backed off an October 11th deadline to sharply curb BlackBerry service.)

Date: 2010-08-05
Placeline: OTTAWA, Ontario.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 22 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << we know that the concerns that may exist that are legitimate about a security issues that some of these countries have are the exact same concerns we have we want to combat International terrorism or concerned about those threats yet we are able to have Blackberry function with high levels of privacy and protection for its users without any difficulties so we're confident that they should be able to do that in these other countries >>