India Wants Access to Google, Skype Data, Too

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India must be getting what it wants from Research in Motion because officials are now asking Google and Skype for access to their data. According to The Times of India, the government wants Skype and Google to join RIM in setting up servers within the country and giving the Interior Ministry the ability to monitor Internet and messaging data.

 

Because messaging and Internet data from BlackBerry, Google and Skype services typically travels through servers that are located outside of India, officials are concerned that terrorists could take advantage of the lack of monitoring and use those services to plan attacks against the country.

 

The move comes days after India agreed to test RIM's proposed data-access methods for 60 days before deciding whether to ban certain BlackBerry functions in the country. RIM has not been specific about the methods of access it has proposed, but has indicated it "will not compromise its commitment to make no special deals with governments," the story says.

 


The Canadian smartphone maker faces similar negotiations in Saudi Arabia and with officials in the United Arab Emirates.



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Sep 1, 2010 4:24 AM Satish Chandra Satish Chandra  says:

I am India's expert in strategic defence and the father of India's strategic program, including the Integrated Guided Missiles Development Program. I have shown in my blog titled 'Nuclear Supremacy For India Over U.S.', which can be found by a Google search with the title, that all terrorism and insurgencies in the Indian subcontinent and in much of the rest of the world is sponsored by the C.I.A. The goal of the U.S. invasion and occupation of Afghanistan and partial occupation of Pakistan is eventual occupation and overt colonial rule over the Subcontinent as a whole. While RAW has always been a branch of the C.I.A., the Tamil traitor-enemy Chidambaram has made other Indian intelligence agencies branches of the United States intelligence agencies, bringing in U.S. equipment to India to enable comprehensive real-time monitoring and interception ability for the U.S. of all communications in India, a comprehensive and total censorship power to the United States of not only what gets into the Indian media of all kinds but even communications between individuals, bringing India into a colonial grip of and slavery to the United States such as has never been seen in human history. This will not be permitted; see my blog.

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