Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Indians Put Squeeze on BlackBerrys... again

India - Security concerns associated with the services of BlackBerry, the smartphone used by nearly a million customers in India, have come to the fore again, raising the possibility of a fresh standoff between the Canadian service provider and the government.

The government plans to give BlackBerry maker Research in Motion (RIM) 15 days to ensure that its email and other data services comply with ‘formats that can be read by security and intelligence agencies’ after its spooks recently raised a red flag against the popular handset, said department of telecom (DoT) officials familiar with the matter. (more)