Ban on BlackBerry data a security badge of honor

04 Aug 2010

AFP, By Glenn Chapman

SAN FRANCISCO — Security experts have said that banning BlackBerry data service in the United Arab Emirates smacks of political backlash and could be a testament to how hard it is to snoop on that network.

"The BlackBerry security model is very different from other phones," said Kevin Mahaffey of Lookout mobile security firm.

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