Econet confronts Potraz over Blackberry Security

Econet Wireless Zimbabwe and Potraz (Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe) are on a heated argument because of an issue regarding Blackberry services that have no license.

Econet accuses Potraz of being the culprit behind the employment problem.

Last year, government for countries such as United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, and India threatened to shut down the operation of Blackberry email and Web browsing services on their countries.

Regulators believe that because RIM’s rigorous encryption and security network are endangering security concerns since those working in the police sector are finding it hard to cannot monitor and read email, and the Web browsing activity.  These countries are pretty much prone to terrorist attacks that make uses of such dependable communication services.

RIM has able to achieve their current strong market position since they are offering a tight security business. Blackberry developed the encryption key to provide a secured access during a, corporate business, deals.

Now that, more and more consumers have bought Blackberry, it can result to a less funding for the intelligence services.  Ross Rubin, an analyst with NPD Group said that RIM’s strong security works like a double edge sword.  It is true that it had helped the economy to get to where it is now, but it is also endangering the country because of their tight security.

Although Chinese government has issued an order to control press and broadcasting media, there is no way that they could control the message that people are getting form Blackberry messengers.

With consumer privacy always becomes a hot topic, particularly in the publicly available data. The needs for sharing such information on gaining access to social networking sites, individual right to privacy of communications come next.

RIM gives more than just give a better Internet connection unlike other companies that are offering the same service.

Each smartphone that offer corporate email uses Internet connections to guard the data.  RIM simply brings more such as adding another level of encryption to its service that others do not have.  For better explain, any message that comes from a BlackBerry already scrambled before it can get to the tight service connection.  When it reaches the other side, the message gets unscrambled.

A company or government agencies that have a subscription to RIM’s BlackBerry Enterprise server service has the power to scramble and unscramble the messages.  However, the company itself does not control the information stored on each account.