With all due respect, I think the person mentioned in the article above should buy another degree somewhere else. If we,the country and the people of the UAE, are technology importer, do you really know what is inside this software.Actually you barely touch a code in your life because if you do you know what you can put in some simple line of code! So whatever software you are talking about might be actually monitored by someone else and you, sir, have no way to see this because the best you can do is to bring another consultancy company from OVERSEAS to audit your security infrastructure. That's why I say even Emiratis lost the sense to criticize logically.
Regarding the TRA , I challenge TRA to have a serious engineering department. Most of the decisions are made through consultancy companies who are actually enjoying to accuse so everyone will listen to them. What you can do with blackberry, you can do with any devices such as Symbian, Android or even IPhone. And if I am operating an organized crime, I could pay developers to come up with a software to make it easier to communicate without really the surveillance of monkeys.
What a lot of nonsense. Bad guys have a million ways to communicate in code. This only tarnishes UAE's image as a business friendly country. Plus, lot of this is total mismanagement by Etisalat. When they made the deal with RIM, TRA could have easily imposed on Etisalat to offer a citizens service in the form of a BES, hence keeping the servers here. Sad, very sad. No Skype, no Blackberry, what's next. You know, there is a reason why a lot of us operate in UAE and not KSA. Don't cut down those reasons.
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