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Lebanon sees Blackberry as “Security Risk”

Lebanon will assess security concerns relating to the use of BlackBerry phones in the country, the acting head of the Telecoms Regulatory Authority said on Thursday. This came up after the arrest of several telecoms employees suspected of spying for Israel.

Overall, about 100 people have been arrested on suspicion of spying for the Israeli agency Mossad since April 2009, when the government launched a nationwide crackdown on alleged rings.

TRA would start talks with the BlackBerry’s Canadian maker, Research In Motion, over its concerns.

In a statement, RIM founder and co-chief executive Mike Lazaridis has said that allowing governments to monitor messages would imperil the firm’s ties with customers, including major corporations and law enforcement agencies.

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Quran-Burning Church Holds “NO Homo Mayor” protest

The church group who plans to burn the Koran on September 11 held what they called “NO Homo Mayor” protest, last Monday afternoon.

Members of Church “Dove World Outreach Center” marched outside the City Hall of Gainesville, Florida, to protest against the sexuality of Mayor Craig Lowe.

“Homosexuality is an abomination of God,” said Dove World Outreach Center Pastor Wayne Sapp.

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Sun “Greets” Obama’s Birthday with tons of Solar Plasma today

From the Sun’s surface, to our planet, a greeting is being beamed from outer space in anticipation of the President’s birthday. Today marks the solar blasting of “tons of plasma into interplanetary space — directly towards the Earth.”, coinciding with US President Obama’s 49th birthday.

Scientists have warned that the earth could be hit by a wave of violent space storm today after a massive explosion on the sun. NASA astronomers witnessed a huge flare above a giant sunspot the size of our planet and linked to an even larger eruption across the Sun’s surface.

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