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BlackBerry May Exit Pakistan Over Backdoor Security Demands
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shakeeb
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shakeeb,
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11/30/2015 | 1:42:07 PM
Wise decision
Its truely a wise decision taken by blackberry to exit from the markets that they are not secure. After all blackberry should retain its status.
shakeeb
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shakeeb,
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11/30/2015 | 1:44:34 PM
Re: Wise decision
Its not ethical for governments to ask for back doors to a secure messaging platform. Its good that blackberry wrote to the public.
larryloeb
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larryloeb,
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11/30/2015 | 1:55:19 PM
Re: Wise decision
While I agree with your position, not every one does.
tzubair
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tzubair,
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11/30/2015 | 9:54:51 PM
Re: Wise decision
"Its truely a wise decision taken by blackberry to exit from the markets that they are not secure. After all blackberry should retain its status."

@Shakeeb: It's not about Blackberry's own security that was a concern here. It was more about the ethics where they'd have had to reveal user's data to the government without the user's consent. I believe Blackberry did the right thing to live up to the name and expecations it had from the users.
tzubair
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tzubair,
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11/30/2015 | 10:00:30 PM
No financial loss
Blackberry had already lost it's position in the Pakistan market and barely carried any share. It was dying a natural death. The fact that they chose to do it after putting it on the government has gotten them some media attention and some publicity they hadn't got in a while. Overall, no financial loss and yet some coverage in the news.
larryloeb
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larryloeb,
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11/30/2015 | 10:10:27 PM
Re: Wise decision
Ethics? Showboating.
larryloeb
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larryloeb,
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11/30/2015 | 10:11:52 PM
Re: No financial loss
@tzubair

I like the cynicism and applaud it.
mejiac
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mejiac,
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11/30/2015 | 10:32:51 PM
Re: Wise decision
@tzubair,

"I believe Blackberry did the right thing to live up to the name and expecations it had from the users."

Agreed, Blackberry stuck to there core values, which is protecting customer data, one of the aspect that the are well known and respected for.

Good for you blackberry!
mak63
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mak63,
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11/30/2015 | 11:58:38 PM
Re: Wise decision
Yes, I agree also . Nonetheless,  Pakistan is not Canada , US or a member of the EU. So, I believe, it was a good move from Blackberry to protect the privacy of its customers, whether a few or millions
larryloeb
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larryloeb,
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12/1/2015 | 5:11:11 AM
Re: Wise decision
Either they stuck to their core values or used them as a pretext to exit a market where it was not doing well.


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