Blackberry data interceptions by several emerging countries have turned attention to how state spy agencies access electronic communications.
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India says it wants to keep mobile technology and Internet markets safe from militants. BlackBerry says it won't give India special treatment.
Android is the most popular mobile OS in the country, according to a report released earlier this week. Now, a second study is showing that Android sales have buoyed the smartphone market to its best ever Q2.
With several other countries threatening a BlackBerry ban, the smartphone's parent company stands to lose 2 million of its 46 million users worldwide.
Internet security for the BlackBerry and other smartphones worry Saudi Arabia and the UAE, who want to monitor transmissions. But Internet security is increasingly demanded by users.
The United Arab Emirates wants greater access to BlackBerry communications data. Research in Motion, which released its new BlackBerry Torch 9800 on Tuesday, could lose a lucrative market.
The UAE's BlackBerry ban drew condemnation from freedom monitors and the US government, but nothing from Canada, BlackBerry's home country. 'Maybe it’s summer and they’re away,' says one watchdog.