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.
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A UK intelligence agency says the BlackBerry is secure enough to run in government. But who falls short on the security scale? The iPhone; still banned in government.
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.
BlackBerry maker Research in Motion could be banned from India along with Skype and Google, for failing to provide encryption keys to India's intelligence services.
RIM to offer Indian agencies access to BlackBerry messenger communication with cloud services and NDAS. Corporate email remains unaffected with this and RIM might avert the 31st January deadline for a 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
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.
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.
The Indian government told its major wireless service providers that if RIM doesn't comply with the country's demands by August 31, then the ISPs must block all BlackBerry e-mail and instant messaging services.
Saudi Arabian telecommunication officials are reportedly working with RIM to avoid a ban on BlackBerry Messenger services within the country
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.
Following a BlackBerry service blocks in Saudi Arabia and the UAE, Research In Motion has denied that it tailors specific enterprise software to conform to the demands of individual governments
Country's telecommunications commission orders cell phone service providers to suspend service to the RIM handsets on Friday.
Two Mideast countries plan to block key features of Research In Motion's BlackBerry, citing national security concerns.
The handset maker has joined Kodak in requesting a ban on BlackBerry imports into the US, due to alleged patent infringements
Motorola has lodged a complaint with the International Trade Commission (ITC) and requested that it ban Canadian firm Research in Motion (RIM) from importing Blackberry handsets into the US.
Government electronic devices, including PDAs and mobiles, have been withdrawn during a ban on the movement of unencrypted personal data
PDAs and mobiles withdrawn during crackdown
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?