- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 4, 2010

These countries are planning or considering restricting the use of BlackBerry services because of law enforcement and national security concerns:

_ Saudi Arabia _ The kingdom’s telecom regulator had ordered mobile operators across the kingdom to halt BlackBerry services as of this coming Friday.

_ United Arab Emirates _ The Persian Gulf state plans to shut down e-mail, messaging and Web browsing on BlackBerrys starting in October. It says it’s still in talks with Research In Motion Ltd., the Canadian maker of the device.

_ Indonesia _ The Southeast Asian country wants RIM to place a server in its country because it fears that e-mails could be intercepted as they pass through RIM’s servers overseas. It is considering banning the service, but has no firm plans.

_ India _ The country of almost 1.2 billion people is in talks with RIM, also seeking more control over the data.

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