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    French Government bans Blackberrys: Fears US and UK spying

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    According to France's venerable Le Monde newspaper, French government officials have been banned from using the uber popular BlackBerry devices for fears of foreign spying. Specifically, the issue has to do with the fact that RIM's servers reside in the US and the UK. In other words, they fear US and UK spies.


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    Re: French Government bans Blackberrys: Fears US and UK spying

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    Could they be more stupid? Of ANY device out there, is there one with MORE security? Nope. Typical.

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    Re: French Government bans Blackberrys: Fears US and UK spying

    Quote Originally Posted by Toddboy71
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    Could they be more stupid? Of ANY device out there, is there one with MORE security? Nope. Typical.
    Maybe they want the iPhone instead...
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    Quote Originally Posted by I7oobie
    Maybe they want the iPhone instead...
    lol~~~~and it has no security!

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    Quote Originally Posted by iamgoofy
    lol~~~~and it has no security!
    But of course that would make sense to them. We all know Apple is headquartered outside of the US.

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    Re: French Government bans Blackberrys: Fears US and UK spying

    Honestly with all the security and encryption built into the BB I can't think of a more secure phone.

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    Nice, way to slow down your commercial progress France.

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    Re: French Government bans Blackberrys: Fears US and UK spying

    wow that was a retarded law. i wonder if that guy own a cell phone?

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    Re: French Government bans Blackberrys: Fears US and UK spying

    WTF! They have serious issues over there! Can't wait for them to come out with a secure French BB.

    Better yet...give all the French government officials an iPhone!

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    Re: French Government bans Blackberrys: Fears US and UK spying

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    If Remy Martin XO weren't so good, I'd have no use for that country. I was there for a few hours on a tour last year while over there, and other than my $4 Mcdonalds Coke, I didn't leave a penny.

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    Re: French Government bans Blackberrys: Fears US and UK spying

    i think Putin got Sarkozy drunk again


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    Re: French Government bans Blackberrys: Fears US and UK spying

    So I was reading around regarding this issue. RIM says the BES is uber secure and not able to be seen by some third party. It uses 256 bit encryption. Here is my question. So if the BES is so secure, how secure is the BIS?
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    Quote Originally Posted by I7oobie
    Maybe they want the iPhone instead...
    Would they call it LePhone?

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    Re: French Government bans Blackberrys: Fears US and UK spying

    Quote Originally Posted by j llama
    So I was reading around regarding this issue. RIM says the BES is uber secure and not able to be seen by some third party. It uses 256 bit encryption. Here is my question. So if the BES is so secure, how secure is the BIS?
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    That's a good question, perhaps thats carrier dependent? maybe?

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