According to the news article, the Middle East wireless carrier Etisalat is asking their customers to install an "upgrade" on their Blackberries. The problem is that the new software is not authorised by RIM. To make things worse, the software is developed by a US company that is specialised in building spyware! The software can potentially turn a blackberry into a spying device for eavesdropping, data thievery and as a location beacon! My friends in China , the day your smartphones are required to install a Green Dam could be coming!
CBC News: RIM warns Mideast customers of spyware