Democracy Now: Indonesia Could Follow Saudi Arabia, UAE Ban on BlackBerry Phones

Indonesia has announced it could become the latest country to ban messaging, email and internet services on BlackBerry phones. Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates have banned BlackBerry services because the phone uses a highly encrypted data system that makes it more difficult to monitor communications. Indonesia says it wants BlackBerry to set up a local server so data isn’t transmitted through the company’s systems overseas. BlackBerry has so far rejected those demands.

~ by wheresthemic on August 5, 2010.

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