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[liberationtech] BB in the news again

Bernal,PA (pgr) P.A.Bernal at lse.ac.uk
Tue Aug 9 11:33:37 PDT 2011


As a matter of interest, the NYTimes has it a little wrong: Lammy's not a minister in the government, he's an opposition MP, representing the area where the riots started. 

Paul Bernal

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On 9 Aug 2011, at 14:26, "Katrin Verclas" <katrin at mobileactive.org> wrote:

> 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."
> 
> http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/10/world/europe/10britain.html
> 
> 
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