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Kuwait ponders BlackBerry ban

Kuwaiti security officials said BlackBerry Messenger service used for “rumors and strike calls.”

May 26, 2010 9:49 by



Kuwait’s Ministry of Interior plans to disallow the BlackBerry Messenger service, possibly within the next few days, according to Arab News.

An unnamed security official explained that because the service cannot be controlled by the Ministry of Communications or service authorities, users were abusing the service by spreading rumors and/or calling for strikes.

The Ministry reportedly came to the decision following meetings and studies conducted over the last two weeks. But the country’s three telecoms have not yet reported an official requested from governmental officials on the ban.



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