RIM to Share Some BlackBerry Codes with Saudis

Wednesday Aug 11th 2010 by Datamation.com Staff

RIM has reportedly struck a deal which leaves BlackBerry service on in Saudi Arabia but compromises users' privacy.

Reuters: A source familiar with the matter tell Reuters that RIM will give Saudi authorities the unique pin number and code for each BlackBerry registered in the country. That move means the Saudi government will not prohibit BlackBerry use in the country, but they will be able to access to encrypted texts sent via Messenger.

Analysts say that other countries, such as India, the U.A.E. and Kuwait, will now likely expect to make similar deals with the smartphone provider.

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