Secret Box of the Talambur

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crimeandpunishment writes “Does the battle over the Blackberry ban in the United Arab Emirates have its roots in a spy story? Dubai’s police chief says concern over espionage (specifically, by the US and Israel) led to the decision to limit BlackBerry services. The UAE says it will block BlackBerry email, messaging, and web services on October 11th unless it gets access to encrypted data. Comments by Lt. Gen. Dahi Khalfan Tamim are often seen as reflecting (more…)

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  • crimeandpunishment writes “There’s a deal on the table to avert a ban on Blackberry’s messenger service in Saudi Arabia. A Saudi regulatory official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, told the Associated Press the deal involves placing a server in Saudi Arabia … and letting the government monitor users’ messages, easing Saudi concerns over security and criminal usage. The deal could have wide-ranging implications, given how many other countries (more…)

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  • Hands-On Look At the BlackBerry Ice-storm 2

    Barence writes “PC Pro has had things to agree with the inexperienced BlackBerry Mistral 2, and came away impressed. The brand-new influence modus operandi garners the most panegyric, doing away with the automatic click television of the inventive Rainstorm — the contemporary box gives a tender-hearted of localised haptic feedback which ‘feels at most correspondent to clicking a button.’ The phone, announced today, also includes Wi-Fi, BlackBerry (more…)

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