Apr 9, 2012

Indian govt can now spy on you BlackBerry users

If you're one of the million loyal lovers of the hobbling smartphone, BlackBerry, here's something that might   alarm you. According to a report in India Today, the Indian government can lawfully keep an eye on the messages you send through the BB Messenger. This move is taken in concern with the national security issues.
Department of Telecommunications (DoT) secretary R. Chandrashekhar said the process is underway and that directions can be given to any service provider for interception of all BlackBerry services.

The government had given an October 2010 deadline to RIM for providing access to intercept data passing through the BlackBerry services. It was then extended up to June 2011. In February this year, RIM setup a server in Mumbai which enabled government agencies to monitor BBM data.

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