German Interior Minister Slams The Ban Hammer On BlackBerries, iPhones Over Security Concerns.

Consumer-minded employees working in the German Interior Ministry are going to be a lot less connected while on the job. German Interior Minister, Hans-Peter Friedrich, has officially banned BlackBerry and iPhone devices over security concerns because servers for said devices reside in the United States. Naturally, the super secure government entity has a problem with this.

But all is not quite lost. Apparently the ministry already makes use of HTC devices with secure software provided by the country’s Federal Office for Information Security. Though, what devices are exactly being used isn’t known. Hey, it’s better than nothing, right?
 

  • Source Bloomberg
  • Via Phonearena
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