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Paranoia and Mobile Phones

Paranoia and Mobile Phones

21 Apr, '1124 Comments

Some friends have started to demand that before any conversation takes place, even when the chat is really about nothing but mundane and insignificant things, that all our mobile phones are not only switched off, but have their batteries removed too. Some go further by demanding that the offending instruments be placed outside of the […]

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It started with Blackberry, but now Skype and Google are in the sights

It started with Blackberry, but now Skype and Google are in the sights

14 Aug, '1013 Comments

Hate to say that I told you so, but indications are now heating up to target any secure platform with demands of open access by the so called security services: As Research In Motion faces an increasingly public dispute with several countries over the ability to monitor communication on its BlackBerry devices, virtually all other […]

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The Blackberry Ban

The Blackberry Ban

6 Aug, '1025 Comments

Bahrain started it. UAE happily followed, and of course Saudi rushes headlong into the gap and slaps an apparent full ban on the Blackberry services. Now, one country after another is announcing or at least mulling how they too can find an excuse to apply their band on a service that has revolutionised how people […]

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