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South Africa May Access BlackBerry Messages, TechCentral Says

September 06, 2011

Sept. 6 (Bloomberg) -- South Africa may change legislation to allow law enforcers access to BlackBerry Messenger services, TechCentral said, citing Communications Deputy Minister Obed Bapela.

Government wants access to a decryption system if crimes are committed using the BlackBerry service, the Johannesburg- based online news site said, quoting Bapela.

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