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2010-08-16 10:10:00

The countries that have threatened to ban certain features of BlackBerry smartphones due to the encryption technology used on the handsets have legitimate concerns, according to a reports published by both the AP and AFP over the weekend. India, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates are among the countries that have threatened to ban certain features of the Research In Motion (RIM)-developed smartphones due to security features that make it impossible for their respective governments to...

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2005-11-05 19:45:00

BOSTON -- A new method of communicating is creating intriguing services that beat old ways of sending information. But law enforcement makes a somber claim: These new networks will become a boon to criminals and terrorists unless the government can easily listen in. This was the story line in the mid-1990s when the Clinton administration sought to have electronic communications encrypted only by a National Security Agency-developed "Clipper Chip," for which the feds would have a key. The...


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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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