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RIM to hand over security codes to Saudis




RIM to hand over security codes to Saudis
RIM to hand over security codes to Saudis



http://www.v3.co.uk/v3/news/2267989/rim-hand-security-codes-saudi 

By Dan Worth
V3.co.uk
11 Aug 2010

RIM has agreed to provide authorities in Saudi Arabia with security 
codes that will enable them to read encrypted text messages on the 
BlackBerry Messenger service.

A Reuters report cited an unnamed source present at the ongoing 
discussions between RIM and the Saudi authorities as the basis for the 
claims, which represent an about-face by the BlackBerry maker.

RIM had offered to install a server in Saudi Arabia through which all 
traffic would be sent, allowing the authorities to monitor the 
communications.

However, the report claims that this has proved unworkable, and that 
codes will be handed over to allow the monitoring of all conversations 
between BlackBerry Messenger users in the country.

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