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BlackBerries are threat to national security claims UAE

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posted on Jul, 26 2010 @ 03:21 PM
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BlackBerries are threat to national security claims UAE


www.telegraph.co.uk

It said that BlackBerry devices operate "beyond the jurisdiction" of national laws because they immediately send data abroad to be "managed by a foreign, commercial organisation.
(visit the link for the full news article)

Mod Edit: Title correction

[edit on 26-7-2010 by Gemwolf]




posted on Jul, 26 2010 @ 03:21 PM
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is this site not a dictatorship???????????? idiots

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posted on Jul, 26 2010 @ 03:38 PM
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For a while there... I thought you were talking about the fruit blackberry.


Wonder when/if this sort of thing will happen in the US. Blackberries and iphones bypassing filters and whatnot they want to put up or after they try to disable the internet completley.

They most likley wouldn't dare. The populous really would be willing to fight if they messed with their precious iphone or blackberry.
They wont be able to twitter and facebook and whatever thing-a-ma-bob thing these kids do now. Revolution based on tantrums.



posted on Jul, 26 2010 @ 03:45 PM
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Definitely agree with you on bb units. Its also the most susceptible to cloning, well that was true up until the iphone made its debut.

Then again, the masses went blindly purchasing the untis without every understanding the exploits within the unit. I guess the same can be said for the i4 version. Its xmas all over again for phishing.



posted on Jul, 26 2010 @ 03:55 PM
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I live in the city where blackberries were created. I know the CEOs daughter.(barely) RIM, the producer of blackberry, is a major employer in this area. Although I would not doubt if the company itself is doing something to infringe peoples rights.

There are about 30 RIM buildings in this city. A lot are clumped, some spread out. Mostly offices.

And thats my 2 cents for ATS.



posted on Jul, 26 2010 @ 03:56 PM
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While looking around on the internet i just found this, sorry its so long guys, im guessing its bed time reading material though



In a nut shell, the BlackBerry service is too public to be used. Let's be rational here, how would you feel if you knew the president used a public copy of WindowsXP on all his PCs, or if he used a public copy of Internet Explorer and Outlook? How warm and fuzzy would you feel about the security of our Gov’t secrets? Of course Obama would like to keep his Blackberry, who wouldn’t? BlackBerry’s without a doubt increase the users productivity and availability. However, for most users the security of the BlackBerry solution is just an after thought. Obviously, if you are the most powerful man on the planet your security posture becomes a bit more critical (understatement of the year). In this blog I will lay out 3 major reasons why the security risk is just to great to allow President Obama to keep his beloved BlackBerry.


www.networkworld.com...

 

MOD NOTE: Posting work written by others

[edit on Mon Jul 26 2010 by DontTreadOnMe]



posted on Jul, 26 2010 @ 04:42 PM
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Why don't you just tell people that the place you live in, is Waterloo, Ontario? What's the big secret? Anyone can google it.

Let me tell you all, the BB software is crazy on security. We had an upgrade last weekend, and my BB and outlook could not synchronize for days, until we finally got all the security software and general software in place.

The Queen of England took a tour there recently!

The UAE obviously are not using them right, like a Facebook user. Use the settings correctly, and no prob. NEVER had 1 with my BB for over 2 years!



posted on Jul, 26 2010 @ 04:46 PM
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if it locks the phone if it needs a update these stories are true then, they really are a security risk ooo



posted on Jul, 26 2010 @ 04:51 PM
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well BB and Iphone is a big thing here in the UAE, the ISP is promoting like crazy services with BB and Iphone, al most everyone here uses the BB even in the govt agencies..so not sure if this statement is really acurate, will check it out in the local newspaper tmr..



posted on Jul, 26 2010 @ 04:52 PM
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posted on Jul, 26 2010 @ 04:57 PM
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Well,

Aint no body gonna take my BB. I love it.

On to the next security breach.



posted on Jul, 26 2010 @ 04:59 PM
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Originally posted by dgtempe
Well,

Aint no body gonna take my BB. I love it.

On to the next security breach.


Lol im all for the iphone, my fingers didnt fit the BB



posted on Jul, 26 2010 @ 05:05 PM
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To Lucidity and dgtempe

There is nothing wrong with BB's. I was a Nokia fan for almost 8 years, but when I got my BB here in Canada, I was converted. This is an amazing piece of tech, and why would the Pres of USA have 1, if it was insecure?? The only thing Obama has done right, is stick with BB



posted on Jul, 26 2010 @ 05:06 PM
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Originally posted by TortoiseKweek
reply to post by ~Lucidity
 


To Lucidity and dgtempe

There is nothing wrong with BB's. I was a Nokia fan for almost 8 years, but when I got my BB here in Canada, I was converted. This is an amazing piece of tech, and why would the Pres of USA have 1, if it was insecure?? The only thing Obama has done right, is stick with BB


Maybe hes a email sorta guy? lmao



posted on Jul, 26 2010 @ 05:15 PM
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Maybe he knows that Canadian tech is better than US tech - Apple I-Phone has problems with connection, hold it "wrong", and no signal!!

Go RIM!



posted on Jul, 26 2010 @ 05:28 PM
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Originally posted by TortoiseKweek
reply to post by Athink
 


Maybe he knows that Canadian tech is better than US tech - Apple I-Phone has problems with connection, hold it "wrong", and no signal!!

Go RIM!


lmao true say, im not defending Apple, because i don't know them, and yes there idiots for making such a massive mistake in the iphone, but all im saying is that i had the BB and it wasn't for me


Do what you enjoy.



posted on Jul, 26 2010 @ 06:00 PM
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To heck with twitter n facebook! I'm here on ATS almost all day with my BB! Now you know the real reason they want to take them!!! Try n take me berry! I dare ya



posted on Jul, 27 2010 @ 10:26 AM
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this is bull they don't want you to use them because they afraid people will take photos audio or video of human rights violations and post them on u tube or send them to a news agency like cnn. it is so easy to send an email



posted on Aug, 12 2010 @ 11:37 AM
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Something is going on here cos now India, along with others have jumped on the bandwagon

www.bbc.co.uk...

Proteus33 is on the right lines. This is about them not being happy that their people have privacy and anonymity and access to information and the ability to portray an uncensored picture of reality. Its about control.




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