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Wednesday, June 20, 2007

French government bans Blackberrys

It seems that the French government has decided that Blackberrys are a security risk, and has banned their use by government officials. The reason is that all of Blackberry's servers reside in the US and the UK. The French government claims that having the servers on foreign soil is a security risk because sensitive government data is passing through them. Unfortunately the ban hasn't been working very well so far. Reports are coming in that many French officials are still using their Blackberrys in secret. The claim is that the French government has not given them a usable alternative.

BBC News: Blackberry ban for French elite via Engadget

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