Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Blackberrys Declared Security Threat in UAE

"DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The United Arab Emirates has declared BlackBerry smartphones a potential threat to national security, saying the devices operate beyond the jurisdiction of national laws and are open to misuse.

The move raises concerns of another attempt by the government to control the flow of information in the Arab Gulf nation, which actively censors websites and other forms of media seen as harming national security or conservative local values. At the same time, however, the UAE is trying to establish itself as an international business hub."
Read the rest of the article in "UAE calls Blackberry a potential security threat", USA Today, July 26, 2010.

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