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Aug302010

RIM Offer “technical solutions” To India To Avert Ban Over BlackBerry E-Mail, Gov Asking For Gmail And Skype Access

RIM makers of BlackBerry averts ban in India, the Canadian company has agreed to provide “some technical solutions” for local security agencies to monitor the company’s encrypted email service, a senior Indian government official said, without outlining what the solutions were.

India said that it’ll put off blocking BlackBerry services, and that it’ll start using the solutions immediately, and decide in 60 days whether it has gotten all access it needs.

It’s also reported that India will soon demand extra access from Google and Skype, the government official said. The government will give the two companies time to provide government better access to Google’s Gmail accounts and inner workings of Skype’s Internet telephony services, most likely by requiring that some of their servers be on Indian soil, he said. “They’ll be given some time to comply. We’ll be pushing for servers in India,” official said.

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