blackberry ban

A Blackberry Ban

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In a couple of months travelers to one Middle Eastern country are going to find themselves a little less connected.

Starting in October the United Arab Emirates will ban the use of email, messaging and web services on Blackberry’s. The ban will apply to citizens and any visitors to the country. Officials say the ban is being put in place because the Blackberry system is too hard for the government to eavesdrop on. Messages and emails sent from Blackberrys are encrypted and even the company that makes the blackberry can’t decode them. This makes government officials nervous that people could be conducting illegal activity.  read more »