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Saudi Arabia ends Blackberry ban

Blackberry services have been restored in Saudi Arabia after a four hour blackout, reports say.

A ban on the use of the device for sending and receiving messages was due to have come into force on Friday, after authorities complained that their encrypted message service could not be monitored.

Other nations including the UAE, Algeria, Indonesia and India have also threatened to block service to the devices over security concerns.

Ben Thompson reports from Dubai.

  • 06 Aug 2010
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