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Saudis: BlackBerry Service Can Continue

Deal apparently involves local servers that government could monitor

(Newser) - Saudi Arabia's telecommunications regulator said today it would allow BlackBerry services to continue in the kingdom, citing "positive developments" with the device's Canadian manufacturer. The announcement staves off, at least for now, a potential ban of Research in Motion's BlackBerry Messenger service in the country—a step officials had... More »

US Slams Blackberry Ban

UAE ban 'sets dangerous precedent'

(Newser) - The United Arab Emirates' plan to ban Blackberry service s is setting a dangerous precedent, warns the US State Department. The ban on Blackberry email, messenger, and browser services, which Saudi Arabia plans to follow, will choke off the free flow of information vital to modern economies, says spokesman PJ... More »

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