Lesley Ciarula Taylor
The fuming Canadian founder of Research in Motion abruptly ordered a BBC journalist to stop their interview over questions about BlackBerrys in India and the Middle East.
“That’s just not fair,” Mike Lazaridis told BBC technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones in the recent interview. “We have no security problem. We’ve got the most secure platform. We’ve just been singled out because we’re so successful.”
Cellan-Jones had asked if the Waterloo, Ont.-based RIM had fixed the problems it was having with governments in India and the United Arab Emirates which were demanding the ability to monitor data over its secure corporate BlackBerry service.