Winter Is Close: Pakistan Will Block All BlackBerry ServicesAdded: Tuesday, July 28th, 2015
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The country has officially banned BlackBerry’s enterprise server and its online and messaging services “for security reasons”. Local mobile phone operators were told that the BlackBerry services must be shut down by the start of the winter.
BlackBerry is known for using strong encryption, which is the main part of its appeal to businesses and users. In other words, the service provides privacy that prevents law enforcement and intelligence agencies from intercepting communication and snooping on user activity.
The company operates servers processing all online traffic destined for its smartphones and tablets. They handle email, messaging, browsing and other communications services, encrypt data and ensure greater privacy. Apparently, Pakistan’s military intelligence agency is seeking to expand its ability to intercept communications inside the country.
Privacy advocates claim that such agencies have abused their powers by spying on opposition politicians and supreme court judges. Journalists, lawyers and activists also suffered from web monitoring and censorship.
This is not the first time BlackBerry faces such problems: in the past, India, the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Indonesia took similar steps. Five years ago, BlackBerry services were banned within the UAE and Saudi Arabia. Some states then lifted bans, but still tightened the restrictions. Even the UK considered banning BlackBerry’s messaging services during the 2011 riots.
In respond, BlackBerry announced that it provided the world’s most secure communications platform to everyone, and protecting that security was of primary importance to the company’s mission. While BlackBerry does recognize the need to cooperate with law enforcement authorities on criminal activity, the company promised to never permit wholesale access to its servers.
Tuesday, July 28th, 2015
|I got new respect for em. I had no idea they were the Big Dog in the encryption game.|
|Don't know what happened to my Android phone, somehow they also have blocked goolge services too. anyone having problem with google sync etc? They are looking into us indeed, cause i had 150ms ping earlier to tunngle servers, now it is 250ms. Telecommunication sucks here,line-man to seamewe submerged cable, every single part is bullshit. **** Mega chat also gives end to end encryption****|
|Banned for not allowing the Fascist Goverment to spy on your valued customers! Shame! LOL Go Blackberry!|
|posted by (2015-07-30 02:33:44)|
|Not sure where this article was ripped off from. BlackBerry Internet Services (BIS) is for the consumers and this is for compressed data, push email and BBM. The keys to decrypt BBM are not exactly secret to the big gov/agencies.|
BlackBerry Enterprise Services (BES) is for enterprises, and uses their own keys for internal private messaging. The keys never leave the company, so it can't be decrypted.
So its unclear what is actually meant. It's assumed that BIS is what is being blocked, NOT BES.
But it's another garbage article without any sources or quotes for us to know wtf is the story and not misunderstanding/copying from some one else who doesn't have a clue.
But this is just common sense, not that I had to do any research to know basic shit.
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