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  I found this:   http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2012-08-02/news/33001399_1_blackberry-enterprise-encryption-keys-corporate-emails   Which was later denied by RIM.   "RIM has been fighting with the Indian government for years, and has denied that it can provide access to its enterprise email and messaging services. This is because the company itself does not possess the encryption keys for the same and these remain in the control of its corporate...
  Because it is...
  Well, if they are hitting the Baidu store they probably don't have access to GooglePlay.
  A realist.  App devs, except the big boys, only have so much bandwidth for internationalization.  For the east asian market Chinese, Japanese and Korean are the only ones worth investing any effort in.  Even then the local app devs have a huge advantage unless you really are one of the big boys.   Likewise for the European market French, Spanish and German are the prime targets.   I would guess that most small indie app devs only do their own native language anyway.
  In this sense Apple is more easily compatible with the Chinese market.  The parts that China cares about Apple doesn't care about that much (backend services) since that's primarily used to sell hardware whereas Google depends on that to make money.   Making the default search provider Baidu is no big deal.   Having a local app store where the government has a say in app approval is not a big deal. Funneling social media to chinese internet companies instead of Twitter,...
  The platform of choice in China will be that determined to be the platform of choice by the CCP through it's official and unofficial control and influence over Baidu and other chinese companies.   /shrug   Cost is one thing but control is key.  Apple appears willing to play ball with the Chinese government but the ability to control every aspect of the Android must be mighty compelling to totalitarian governments.  An activist with any smartphone is a trackable activist...
  Except they don't.  Google Play is essentially shut out from China.    "Most Android devices sold in China have been stripped of Google’s advertising-supported apps and services, as well as its Google Play store for third-party apps and music, books, and video.  ... The CEO of Baidu, the desktop Web search leader in China, said this year that 80 percent of Android-branded phones come with Baidu’s search service, rather than Google’s, loaded on the...
  The Asian market is the Asian market.  I would guess that only a fraction of the apps in the US app store have any asian language support much less covers Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Hindu, Thai, Vietnamese, Cambodian, etc...   App developers build for their local markets first, then the next few major markets.  China is important.  India is important.  Japan is somewhat important.  Korea is somewhat important.   Everyone else can use Chinese or English versions of the...
  Except it wouldn't because we already restrict ownership of fully automatic weapons, it works and it's constitutional.     Few crimes are committed with fully automatic weapons in comparison to the ban.   We can restrict hand guns to the same degree as fully automatic weapons and remove a significant portion of gun violence in the US while not significantly reducing the effectiveness of personal arsenals from the perspective of military utility.
  That's part of the problem isn't it?  You can't have a gun for home defense locked away in a gun safe...and none of the quick access safes are really proof against theft.  Just (hopefully) kids. These are best bolted under the night stand or maybe desk or bed.   I find this one the most amusing:     Too bad it probably won't work with the iPhone 5. LOL.   http://www.cannonsecurityproducts.com/radiovault
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