E-mail errors lead BBC to ban BlackBerry

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THE BBC has suspended the BlackBerry personal digital assistant service used by more than 300 senior executives, including Mark Thompson, the director general, after people started receiving e-mails not intended for them.

BBC executives are having to revert to phones and computers to run their fiefdoms, instead of the BlackBerry hand-held devices, which provide a combined mobile phone, e-mail, internet and personal organiser service.

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