BlackBerry's global politics

Government on side for the business but not the privacy issues.

Anca Gurzu
Published: Wednesday, 08/11/2010 12:00 am EDT

When news broke that the United Arab Emirates will enforce a ban on BlackBerry services starting October, the United States was not shy to show its support for the Waterloo-based company Research in Motion that has more than 46 million worldwide users. Although the conservative Middle East nation cited national security concerns for its decision, the US saw this as a threat to consumer privacy.

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