No Blackberry ban in Egypt

An official source from the National Telecommunication Regulatory Authority has denied receiving any requests from Egypt’s security authorities to impose a ban on Blackberry services.

The same source said that there is no evidence that the phone has been used in any criminal activities in Egypt, although Gulf countries may have proof that the device has been used in communications by radical groups.

The source also said that while security bodies are able to monitor emails, Blackberry messages are almost impossible to track due to the high level of security imposed by the Canadian maker of the phone.

Lebanon announced two days ago that it is reconsidering the use of the Blackberry, while there have been contradictory reports about whether the Blackberry ban in Saudi Arabia has actually come into effect.

Translated from the Arabic Edition.

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