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BlackBerry Services To Be Halted In UAE 134

WrongSizeGlass writes "Bloomberg is reporting RIM's BlackBerry Messenger, e-mail and Web browsing services will be suspended in the United Arab Emirates, the Middle East's business hub, starting October 11th due to security concerns. RIM faces similar restrictions in India. The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority said in a statement on state-run Emirates News Agency, 'In their current form, certain BlackBerry services allow users to act without any legal accountability, causing judicial, social and national security concerns for the UAE.' A senior Indian government official said, 'Though RIM has been fully cooperating ever since the matter was taken up with it in 2008, reports of the company's move to set up a server in China forced us to look at it in a different way.'"
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BlackBerry Services To Be Halted In UAE

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  • So take a marker and convert the '3' in your mp3 player to an '8'. Certainly an mp8 player's got to be WAY better than an \mp5\ player.

  • Re:UAE? (Score:3, Funny)

    by rickb928 ( 945187 ) on Sunday August 01, 2010 @11:45AM (#33101340) Homepage Journal

    Yeah, that cost both of you 15 seconds of your life.

  • by Xtifr ( 1323 ) on Sunday August 01, 2010 @02:30PM (#33102310) Homepage

    It's a fucking monarchy in the 21st Century. We should be ashamed as a species.

    Yeah, damn those British! Er, I mean, damn those Danes! I mean Swedes. I mean Spanish. No, I mean Japanese. Er, the Thai. No, the Tongans. Um...

    Hmm, well at least we can all surely agree that removing a monarchy has always improved a country. Look at Russia. No, wait, China. No, Iran. Er....

    Oh well, at least the most evil, murderous leaders of the Twentieth Century were all monarchs. Like Hitler and Stalin and Pol Pot and Idi Amin. Uh...

    Dammit! As an American, I know you're right; I'm just having a hard time coming up with any evidence to support your statement. But that's ok, as an American, I don't need facts to be right. I just am. God said so. (Yes, I suppose that is the same God who appointed all those kings, why do you ask?) :)

    In any case, I just know that Democracy is good. No Democracy has ever produced a leader who invaded Poland, followed by most of the rest of Europe, and then had millions of people put to death simply for their religious or sexual preferences. Oh crap.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Sunday August 01, 2010 @03:10PM (#33102628)
    He didn't say how gay AIDS is, just that separating every word with periods is gayer. If you think AIDS isn't gay at all, I'd expect you to agree. Instead you assert his exclamation is factually incorrect, which would mean you think AIDS is gayer than separating words with periods. I personally find them both similarly gay, which is not at all. Would you, to end my confusion, please clarify your individual assessment of their relative gayety?
  • by ControlsGeek ( 156589 ) on Sunday August 01, 2010 @03:39PM (#33102858)

    If I had restrictions like that placed on me, I'd be learning pass gas in Morse Code!

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