Hillary Clinton Weighs In on BlackBerry Ban

Published on August 6, 2010
by John Paczkowski

Well, look at that. Research in Motion (RIMM) co-CEO Michael Lazaridis has already lined up a guest lecturer for his Gulf state seminar, “Understanding the Reality of the Internet”: U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

In remarks at a news conference Thursday, Clinton said the United States will hold talks with the United Arab Emirates over its decision to suspend some BlackBerry services due to security concerns. “We are taking time to consult and analyze the full the range of interests and issues at stake because we know that there is a legitimate security concern,” she said. “But there is also a legitimate right of free use and access. So I think we will be pursuing both technical and expert discussions as we go forward.”

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