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India Gives RIM Until August 31st to Allow Spying

duckinacircle RIM really has ultimatums flying left and right recently. The latest comes from India which the IndiaTimes reports is set for August 31st:

"We have received a letter … asking us to ensure that legal intervention capability is put in place for BlackBerry services by 31 August 2010," a Tata Teleservices statement said.

I am not sure what RIM is going to do since there is no way for them to allow for authorities to read BES emails. On the other hand maybe India will be happy once RIM explains they can already read BIS email and BBM messages if they put their mind to it.

Thanks Ani for sending this one in!

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  1. Seems to me with the right software, the Indian govt could subpeona (or whatever they do over there) a company for their private BES key that’s needed to decrypt the data? RIM says they can’t supply it cuz they never have it, but if all BES encrypted data was staying local in India (rather than going through RIM servers in Canada) then if India could get the key from a BES using company then they could decrypt locally without compromising BES security anywhere else? Just a thought…

    • That would put the responsibility of trying to obtain it in their hands, not to mention requiring them to understand things in the first place… both of which I think are not going to happen.

  2. I say to hell with India! I’ve had enough of all of these foreign countries making totalitarian demands. RIM should just pull out altogether, but of course they won’t because they’re more concerned with profits.

    I say leave India to their own devices (or lack thereof).

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