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August 1, 2010, 8:41 am
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The United Arab Emirates is to suspend some Blackberry mobile services
from October, the state news agency reports.
The move comes amid UAE concerns that data from the devices is
immediately exported offshore and managed by a foreign organisation.
The UAE's telecoms regulator, TRA, said last week the devices could
therefore pose a threat to national security.
It follows an alleged attempt last year by the state-run telecoms
company to install spyware on Blackberry handsets.
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