In reaction to recent government pressures for RIM to reveal customer encryption keys, Steve DelBianco writes over at the NetChoice blog: enough with the bullies from UAE and Saudi Arabia kicking sand on the skinny Canadian guy.
It’s not likely that the UAE and Saudi governments will pick a fight with every company in a global industry. Nor is it likely they would ban all electronic messaging, knowing their monarchs would be forced to back down after a few days of embarrassing international criticism.
It’s time for these governments to stop bullying a company that’s investing heavily to bring connectivity, content, and commerce to their own citizens. It will only lead to a larger fight where everyone loses.
Kicking sand, indeed.