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Blackberry Exits Pakistan Due To Government’s Data Requests

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Blackberry is withdrawing its services and operations in Pakistan, and has ascribed ‘security concerns’ as the main cause. Earlier in July, the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority sent out notifications to the country’s mobile phone operators stating that BlackBerry’s BES servers won’t be allowed to operate in the country starting December due to “security reasons”.

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These “security reasons” have not been specified, but speculation suggests that it has to do with the fact that the Pakistani government requested for an unrestricted access to their customers’ information/data. Blackberry refused to consent to this request and has therefore, received the notification to shut down.

“The truth is that the Pakistani government wanted the ability to monitor all BlackBerry Enterprise Service traffic in the country, including every BES e-mail and BES BBM message; but BlackBerry will not comply with that sort of directive.” said BlackBerry.

However, the government had only requested for Blacberry’s BES servers, the company has decided to stick to its decision of exiting the country altogether.

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Rachel Issac
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Rachel Issac, very much like Jon Snow, knows nothing. She likes to sleep, read, write and watch TV. Asymmetrical things bother her and she currently uses her spare time to write for iGyaan.in.
7 comments
Ishii Khan
Ishii Khan

I have a BlackBerry mobile z10 and i belonged from Pakistan then what can i do now

Amit Chhutani
Amit Chhutani

Yea paki chutiye apna chutiyapa baataye bigaer baithte nai

Moiz Bhatti
Moiz Bhatti

It was baned 6 months before Because The sim we insert in other phone The history goes to sim headquarters and in BlackBerry the history does not go to headquarters The terrors are using black berry for attacking and exposing bomb

Jayesh G Patel
Jayesh G Patel

Aaukat pata chal gaye in bhediyo ko...mangne chale the data...lelo Babaji ka Thullu

Abhishek C Raveendra
Abhishek C Raveendra

Blackberry's aim to be most secure O.S has been given a face-lift... Hats off , may be they are only who cannot be Bribed..

Sukrit Jain
Sukrit Jain

A sad news for those in pakistan who bought their blackberry phones just a week ago \U0001f602\U0001f602