Blackberry getting bruised: Indonesia joins UAE in demanding security changes

First, the United Arab Emirates impose a looming October ban on Blackberry services, and RIM's stock shares take a hit.

RIM counters with the big announcement of Blackberry Torch and the fabled OS 6.

But now, Indonesia is making similar demands to the UAE and the Blackberry gets another black eye.

According to an Associated Press report, the country's government is firmly requesting that Research in Motion establish a local server. This would mean encrypted data would not be routed thrugh RIM's network operating centres outside of Indonesia's borders.

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Research In Motion (RIM), a global leader in wireless innovation, revolutionized the mobile industry with the introduction of the BlackBerry solution in 1999. Since then, BlackBerry products and services have continued to change the way millions of people around the world stay connected. With the launch of BlackBerry 10, we have re-designed, re-engineered and re-invented BlackBerry. Not only... more

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Knowlton is the managing editor of Techvibes and author of Tempest Bound. Based in Vancouver, Knowlton has been published in national publications and has also appeared on television and radio. Previously he was an editor for New Westminster weekly The Other Press and served on its board of directors. When not working, Knowlton enjoys hiking, tennis, and martial arts. more

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