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RIM Points Out the Obvious to India – Everybody Uses Encryption


The saga of ultimatums for RIM continues in India with an interesting twist this week. RIM is finally publicly pointing out that all of their competitors also offer encryption solutions. In a Reuters article they list “Apple, Cisco, Google, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, Nokia and privately held Good Technology” as other companies that offer encryption solutions in India.

In other words RIM is finally making the case quite a few other companies should be on the same hit list as them for the Indian government. It truly makes you wonder why they are picking on RIM when it is standard business practice to encrypt sensitive information…

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  1. Haha! Love the picture. Really illustrates the point well. Indian officials need to wake up and realize that data encryption is standard practice. To single out RIM is pretty suspicious. Maybe the Apple empire has something to do with this. 🙂

  2. My thought is India is just going after what they perceive to be the target with the biggest bang for their buck. BlackBerry is known for it’s security, get RIM to back down and the rest have little way to resist.

    Enter Borg quote here….

    • Hahaha! Sad that I know the exact ‘Borg quote’ you’re referring to. 🙂

      You could be right. India does have a huge population to back up their bullying ways. It will be interesting to see how this plays out as I don’t see RIM moving much on their security policies.

  3. think they will realize this now?

  4. I hope they don’t back down on their security practices. I think I said this in a forum, but India knew what they were getting into when they entered into business with RIM, and they know the kind of security that RIM had in place. Why would they want to change the policies now after all this time? Its a question that baffles the mind.

  5. LOL, this was a smart move on RIN’s part… play the right cards and watch the game unfold. This is sooo interesting lol

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