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India to target BlackBerry, Google

08-13-2010 14:05 BJT

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India may shut down encrypted messaging services over security concerns. The government wants to be able to intercept and monitor services such as Blackberry and also Google, and Skype.

On Thursday, the Indian government became the latest of nations that intend to cut off Research In Motion's encrypted BlackBerry email and instant messaging services if it doesn't address national security concerns.

The government wants access in a readable format to encrypted BlackBerry communication, on grounds it could be used by militants. Aug 31st is the deadline set for BlackBerry.

India's demands follow with Saudi Arabia, the Untied Arab Emirates, Lebanon, and Algeria. A shutdown would affect one million users in India out of the smartphone's 41 million users.

 

Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: CNTV.CN

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