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Saudi Arabia bans BlackBerrys - They can't spy on its users.
Saudi Arabia has become the second country inside of a week to block access to Research in Motion's BlackBerry devices on grounds of national security. The ban goes into effect on August 6, 2010 after a "grace period" in which local wireless companies were unable to bring BlackBerry devices (and their encrypted e-mail) into compliance with kingdom rules. The Saudi government laid blame for the situation on the providers and on RIM, which is famously protective of customer messages. The encryption used by RIM was good enough to thwart the security service in nearby United Arab Emirates, which earlier this week also blocked BlackBerry service until it could get access to people's messages. link