Note to Saudi Arabia and UAE: Stop picking on the Canadian guy. You’ve got bigger problems

by on August 4, 2010 · 0 comments

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.

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