Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Indian carriers said ready to snoop BlackBerry messaging

updated 04:35 pm EDT, Thu September 23, 2010

Indian carriers upgraded networks for BB snooping

Two major Indian carriers informed the government their networks are newly upgraded and now ready to let government agencies monitor messages sent through BlackBerry smartphones, a Thursday report maintained. Bharti Airtel and Tata Teleservices have worked with RIM after the BlackBerry maker was given a 60-day extension. One unnamed source said the new networks were tested by a team consisting of members representing the operators, security agencies and RIM.

The test reports were taken as compliance reports. Indian law requires carriers to make sure security agencies are able to access all services they provide. India's Department of Telecommunications gave carriers until Wednesday for the network update.

RIM is trying to balance the security needs of the government with the privacy of individuals and companies using its services. It claims that BlackBerry security is so secure because the encryption keys are only available to the sender and sending parties, making it impossible for RIM to create a backdoor for access to every message.



By Electronista Staff
toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Adesso Compagno X Bluetooth keyboard

The shift from typing on physical keyboards to digital versions on smartphones and tablets hasn't been an easy for many consumers. Fro ...

Polk Audio 4 Shot headset

Sound quality and design are two of the biggest areas of focus for manufacturers when coming up with a new gaming headset. Depending o ...

Patriot Supersonic Phoenix USB 3.0 drive

USB thumb drives aren't the end all solutions for data transfer and traveling needs. Sometimes people want something with a little mor ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News