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Can CEOs afford to say 'no comment'?

Mike Lazaridis, co-CEO and founder of Research In Motion (RIM), made news headlines this week after he abruptly ended an interview with BBC when the reporter began fielding questions about the company's security-related scuffles in India and the Middle East. The BlackBerry maker last year faced a potential service ban in the countries if it did not yield to the respective government's request to access data transmitted via the mobile device.

April 14, 2011 by

India renews threat to ban RIM services

The Indian government is threatening to ban Research In Motion from operating inside the country if it does not provide keys to decrypt emails and other messages sent over the BlackBerry Enterprise Server service by 31 March, according to reports.Research in Motion (RIM) — makers of BlackBerry smartphones — received similar threats from officials in the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and other countries but has not yet been banned in any of them.

March 17, 2011 by

BlackBerry phones escape UAE ban

Regulators in the United Arab Emirates have done a U-turn on the proposed 11 October ban, saying that BlackBerry services are now compliant and should continue functioning as normal

October 8, 2010 by

India: Hand over your data Google, Skype

After postponing service ban on BlackBerry, India government now turns focus on search giant, Internet telephony company and other virtual private networks with demands for access to data, AFP reported.

August 31, 2010 by

RIM edges away from Indian ban

Research In Motion, the maker of the popular BlackBerry smartphone, has averted yet another ban of its email and messaging service, according to news reports on Monday.

August 30, 2010 by

RIM likely to withdraw BlackBerry sales

Following Saudi Arabia and UAE's decisions to ban BlackBerry services, Ovum analyst says the phonemaker might pull sales of its device from both countries to show its commitment to providing secured communications.

August 5, 2010 by

Time for the BlackBerry Bush ban?

As the iconic BlackBerry goes from strength to strength in subscriber numbers, so do the threats to the device and the business model.Would you want to be the head of RIM right now?

July 3, 2007 by

RIM: we couldn't listen in on conversations even if we wanted to

As a result of last week's extension of a ban by the French government on its workers using BlackBerrys to send and receive sensitive data, BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion felt the compelling need to respond."No one, including RIM, has the ability to view the content of any data communication sent using the BlackBerry Enterprise Solution because all the data is encrypted," BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion told Agence France-Presse, the main newswire service for French media.

June 25, 2007 by

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