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[liberationtech] BB in the news again

Katrin Verclas katrin at
Tue Aug 9 11:26:14 PDT 2011

Quoting from the New York Times:

 David Lammy, Britain's intellectual property minister, also called
 for a suspension of Blackberry's encrypted instant message service.
 Many rioters, exploiting that service, had been able to organize mobs
 and outrun the police, who were ill-equipped to monitor it. "It is
 unfortunate, but for the very short term, London can't have a night
 like the last," Mr. Lammy said in a Twitter post.

 Officials at Research in Motion, the corporate parent of Blackberry,
 declined to comment on whether the service would be suspended. But
 the company, based in Waterloo, Ontario, issued a statement saying:
 "We feel for those impacted by recent days' riots in London. We have
 engaged with the authorities to assist in any way we can."

Katrin Verclas
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