Hillary Clinton Will Work to Help Resolve UAE BlackBerry Dispute

Hillary ClintonSecretary of State Hillary Clinton said she would work to help resolve the dispute between Research In Motion (RIMM) and the United Arab Emirates over the use of BlackBerry services.

"We know that there is a legitimate security concern, but there's also a legitimate right of free use and access," Clinton said Thursday, according to The Wall Street Journal. "So I think we will be pursuing both technical and expert discussions as we go."

Several countries have discussed restricting BlackBerry services. Saudi Arabia's restrictions are due to come into effect today.

The U.A.E said earlier this week that it would begin restricting some BlackBerry services starting October. It has dismissed criticism that is attacking free speech by highlighting the fact that other smartphones will continue to operate unrestricted.

Saudi Arabia also ordered a ban on BlackBerry services, and both India and Lebanon are considering bans.

BlackBerrys use data processed at RIM servers, the biggest of which is in Canada. Some governments have raised concerns that they cannot access the data without local proxy servers.

Canada's Ministry of International Trade is also in talks with the UAE and other governments to help resolve the dispute.

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Jay

Thsi whole thing is nothing more than a morality issue. The islamic fundamentalists do not want their people exposed to stuff like ********, booze and any other western vices as they percieve them.
They would much rather smoke hash and diddle their goats and camels.
It is a cultural thing you know!

August 09 2010 at 8:18 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
jsbseven

she should keep her nose out of it

August 09 2010 at 6:44 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
peopiesmoks

Don't worry Hillary some people just will never be happy nor do they understand how or will they ever how you can gain intelligence by acting like a go between person fo two advisories! I have cheese for the Whine, crackers anyone!

August 07 2010 at 9:37 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
peopiesmoks

Hillary is a great woman who will handle it! Glad to see she as well all other things getting cleaned up in life around here! Nothing like winning battles to only lose the War.... Yuk Yuk Yuk!

August 07 2010 at 9:34 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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troofdetector5

She is a radical bitch

August 09 2010 at 6:31 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Meadhh

Amazing, Hillary to help foreign company (Canada)!!! I quess if the state in the USA were considered foreign, maybe she would help American companies. What do you think??? Oh, by the way Hillary, your $10.00 contribution to the Pakistani flood
victims was so GENEROUS!!!!! Typical democrap, solicite money from Americans, send our money and SHE HOARDS HERS!!!!

August 06 2010 at 4:54 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
jtonkins

Yep, sure glad that she has something "important" to work on... or to put it another way, WTF???

August 06 2010 at 11:23 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
specmaker

Why is she going to help a Canadian company?v Since when did she get hired by them?

August 06 2010 at 9:09 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply