Codebreaker

United Arab Emirates to blackout Blackberry starting in October

John Moe Aug 2, 2010

As the New York Times reports, the issue here is with the highly complex encryption used by Blackberry maker Research In Motion. The encryption makes messages sent by Blackberry much more secure but also harder for governments to spy on. So the issue here: TOO MUCH privacy. The New York Times says Saudi Arabia and Kuwait are among the countries watching this situation closely, possibly joining in a Blackberry blackout.

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