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Author Topic: No BlackBerry solution so far: India  (Read 874 times)

No BlackBerry solution so far: India
« on: December 04, 2010, 09:49:55 AM »
USA was complaining about the great fire wall of China and Russian espionage?  And Obama was praising India as epitome of Democracy?  Heh.

Dec 4, 2010
No BlackBerry solution so far: India

NEW DELHI - INDIA said on Friday no solution has been found to an ongoing standoff over BlackBerry's messaging services, which it has threatened to shut down unless its intelligence agencies can monitor them.

The Indian government and BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM) are seeking to end a three-year deadlock over New Delhi's demand that its security agencies be able to decipher heavily encrypted data carried on the smartphones.

'Voice, SMS and individual email communications can be intercepted and monitored by security agencies in readable format,' India's minister of state for communications Sachin Pilot told parliament in a written submission.

'However, security agencies are not able to intercept and monitor the communications' made through BlackBerry's corporate email and messenger chatting services, Mr Pilot said.

In October, India was reported to have granted BlackBerry an extension to a Jan 31 deadline to provide access to its communications - the third extension so far.

RIM's representatives have met home and telecommunications ministry officials repeatedly in an effort to allay concerns that unmonitored BlackBerry services could be used by terrorists. -- AFP
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