Pakistan blocks BlackBerry servers because emails ‘could not be tracked or decoded’
Pakistani authorities have revealed in a statement that BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES) will no longer be available in the country. Citing security issues over the move, Pakistan’s Ministry Of Interior ordered the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) and service providers to block BES routes starting from December 1.
In 2011, a similar incident played out when the PTA demanded authority to ban BlackBerry services in Pakistan as part of its measures to block access to Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other websites which allegedly hosted “blasphemous material.”
Explaining the “security reasons” that led to the new ban on BES, PTA spokesman Khurram Mehran explained in a statement that “there was a challenge that the Blackberry email service could not be tracked or decoded”, which leads to the security concerns, he said.
The decision will not affect BIS, the service that renders mobile data to BlackBerry smartphones.
Back in May 2015, Pakistan’s classified security agency, the Inter Services Intelligence (ISI), told Supreme Court that it was eavesdropping as many as 6,000 phone lines in the country.
Invest in Demicoin ICO now - $0.25 current price
You may also like
Lenovo releases Marshmallow update calendar for its smartphones
Huawei India launches the 5.5-inch G7 Plus with 13MP camera and fingerprint scanner
OnePlus X up for sale via Amazon in India
Intex Aqua Q7 with 3G support goes official sporting a 4.5″ FWVGA screen
Moto G Turbo unvieled in Mexico, to be available November 13
- Pakistan blocks BlackBerry servers because emails ‘could not be tracked or decoded’
- Mother of buildings: Apple’s new headquarters looks like a giant spaceship
- iPhone 6s flaunts front panel in latest leak
- Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro Officially Announced
- More Tecno F7 (Phantom A1) specs and pictures spill in
- Meizu currently planning a lesser RAM variant for the MX6