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UAE mulling BlackBerry restrictions over security concerns

updated 08:30 pm EDT, Mon July 26, 2010

Government cautious of using RIM's networks

The United Arab Emirates is currently mulling the possibility of restricting or monitoring BlackBerry handsets. The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority reportedly informed the government that the devices fall outside the jurisdiction of local laws related to mobile phones.

Officials are said to be concerned over secured services, such as e-mail and other communication options. RIM typically manages the services on its own encrypted networks, rather than leaving local governments to control the content.

"Certain Blackberry applications allow people to misuse the service, causing serious social, judicial and national security repercussions," the regulator said in a statement. [via Bloomberg]





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