BlackBerry ban could affect privacy everywhere

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    BlackBerry ban could affect privacy everywhere - CNN International
     
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    Funny. I was reading an article the other day about this. Apparently one of UAE's phone operators tried to send out a fake update to their customers phones, the update was a backdoor to get around the Blackberry encryption ... fortunately the people were canny enough to realise it was a rotten snooping scam.

    BlackBerry customer privacy policy must be excellent to cause all this government paranoia.
     
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    Add Saudi Arabia to the list.

    Saudi Arabia is ordering its mobile operators to halt BlackBerry services throughout the kingdom this week, heightening tensions between device maker Research in Motion Ltd. and governments demanding greater access to data sent on the phones.

    The Saudi state news agency SPA said in a report late Tuesday that the country's telecom regulator has informed mobile service providers in the country that they must halt BlackBerry services starting Friday.

    More at http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100803/ap_on_hi_te/ml_tec_emirates_blackberry
     
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