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U.A.E.'s BlackBerry blocking to include visitors

At the heart of their concerns is the way the BlackBerry handles data, which is encrypted and routed through RIM's servers overseas, where it cannot be monitored for illegal activity.
I don't understand this concern about data being routed through RIM's servers. Wouldn't it be the providers that the data get's routed to? Like if I have a BlackBerry and I subscribe to Telus, the data should be routed through Telus, and not RIM? :confused:
 

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The Blackberry data network is run by RIM and is encrypted.

Because of this the UAE (and several other governments asking for the same thing) cannot gain access to any of the messages since the servers are out of their jurisdiction.

In the old days before data, all voice switching gear typically had to support a feature called "lawful interception" which was what allowed law agencies to do wiretaps right at the CO.
 
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