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UAE Retreats from BlackBerry Ban, Germany Steps Forward With Concerns

Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, Cybersecurity, International, Mobile Broadband August 10th, 2010

The Saudi government has decided to back down from its threat to shutter the BlackBerry corporate messenger service in the United Arab Emirates, saying it is making progress in talks with device maker Research in Motion. Meanwhile, Germany’s interior minister told a German newspaper that the German government is recommending banning the use of the BlackBerry and iPhone because of increased attacks on Germany networks.

UAE BlackBerry Ban Highlights State Threat to Broadband Freedom

Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, Cybersecurity, Mobile Broadband, Wireless August 4th, 2010

LONDON, August 4, 2010 – The plan announced this week by the United Arab Emirates to ban use of BlackBerry Messenger, e-mail and web browsing services by Oct. 11 unless the company allows it to access the encrypted messages on demand has drawn universal condemnation from freedom and privacy groups, but more a muted governmental response.

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