[funsec] U.A.E. Declares BlackBerry a Security Risk

Larry Seltzer larry at larryseltzer.com
Mon Jul 26 06:08:43 CDT 2010

Why the BlackBerry in particular?




DUBAI—The United Arab Emirates on Sunday issued a statement saying that the
BlackBerry smartphone, made by Research In
 Ltd., is open to misuse that poses security risks to the country and that
it would seek to safeguard its consumers and laws.

Gulf state Bahrain in April warned against the use of BlackBerry Messenger
software to distribute local news, drawing criticism from media freedom
watchdog Reporters Without Borders, which called it an act of censorship.
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