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[ISN] BlackBerry announces answer to India security fear

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_nospam>
Date: Tue Jan 18 2011 - 07:53:44 GMT

By Ammu Kannampilly
January 13, 2011

The Canadian maker of BlackBerry said Thursday it had found a way out of
an ongoing standoff in India over allowing security agencies access to
the smartphone's encrypted messaging service.

However, the solution did not include providing access to corporate
e-mail services, Research In Motion (RIM) said in a statement.

India had given RIM until January 31 to come up with a solution that
would permit its intelligence agencies to monitor encrypted data -- amid
concerns in New Delhi that militants may use the services to plan and
carry out attacks.

In its statement, RIM said its revised access capability "meets the
standard required by the government of India for all consumer messaging


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