Sunday, August 1, 2010

UAE to Suspend Blackberry Service on Security Fears

This is disturbing, something you don't like to see in a government as a whole. The excuse points to nation security threats, but that's just a convenient way to clamp down on human rights. And what is next? If their real concern is nation security, then Blackberry usage is just one part of big can of worms. What about SmartPhones, or internet and message access in general for mobile phones? It can't be far behind.

The reality is the advantages of having an open society with this kind of technology far out weigh the disadvantages. At least that's the way we see it in the free world.

To be honest, I know nothing about the political makeup of the UAE or it's leaders, nor it's history. I'd have a hard time finding it on a map. But it doesn't take a rocket scientist to see this suspension is much about political maneuvering and much less about security.

UAE to suspend Blackberry service on security fears

John Crawford

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