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Blackberry’s UK service would shut down on government orders

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BlackBerry said on Thursday it would work with mobile operators to switch off its popular messenger service if they were ordered by authorities to do so during civil unrest, after police singled out the system as a key tool used in last month's riots.

Appearing before politicians investigating the large-scale disorder that swept Britain in early August, executive Stephen Bates of Blackberry-owner Research in Motion said the company would comply with orders given in special circumstances such as threats of terrorism or mass criminality. [or any order for that matter]


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Comment by Matt Schnackenberg
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Well, luckily BlackBerry is losing marketshare fast and will be out of business within the next decade.

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