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BlackBerry Faces Sanctions in Indonesia After Outage

The Indonesian government is preparing sanctions against BlackBerry after an outage yesterday left Indonesians without access to some messaging services from the Canadian smartphone maker.

The sanctions are pending BlackBerry’s report into the disruption and the government will also consult the nation’s telecommunication regulatory board to see whether the incident violated local rules, said Gatot Dewa Broto, a spokesman for the Communication and Information Technology Ministry. It’s the fourth outage for BlackBerry since April 2012, he said.