I have been trying to stay on the sidelines of this whole RIM security issue with India. Personally I originally thought it was a big hoax to get RIM to open a NOC in India to create more Indian tech jobs. RIM’s proposed solution to the problem is kind of interesting. It seems like Google and other companies that RIM has just acceeded to Indias demands so they don’t lose business in that country.
The interesting part is that they are not doing the same solution they provided to the paranoid governments of China and Singapore. In those countries RIM setup a proxy where email and data was stored for 6 months for monitoring.
RIM will provide translation or encryption codes to the government to monitor email among BlackBerry users
India can monitor e-mails, voice and SMS data sent from a BlackBerry to any other mobile phone or other email address but not between two BlackBerrys
They will propose the solution on April 9th to Indias intelligence agencies
I just thought I would pipe in for all out Indian readers to get on a BES or start using S/MIME or PGP for your confidential emails. Big Brother is watching… & RIM is helping them.
(Thanks Ani for sending this one in)