Saudi Arabia to block BlackBerry services starting tomorrow
Saudi Arabia will stop BlackBerry service starting tomorrow according to the Saudi Press Agency. While all the buzz was about the UAE's attempts to block BlackBerry service, Saudi Arabia will be getting things done quicker. Both governments fear for their security, and since BlackBerry data is accessed on remote servers, they feel it is a threat. This will go for all businesses and individuals "because the manufacturer of the devices couldn't meet the regulatory requirements of the commission and it is not in accordance with the regulations and conditions of licenses issued to service providers, at its present state". RIM did not provide any comment or details on the ban, and it is unclear what will come of it. They did however note that the RIM servers and data are still 100% secure and neither they nor anyone else can access the data as there is no "master key" or "back door" that would allow someone to do so.