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India’s Spies Want Data on Every BlackBerry Customer Worldwide
Posted: 22-Feb-2013 [Source: Slate]

[The Indian government is requesting access to email encryption information from BlackBerry for all subscribers worldwide to aid it in intercepting and monitoring email traffic, according to this report.]

Ryan Gallagher -- "There are about 79 million BlackBerry subscribers worldwide—and India’s government wants to hand its spy agency data on every one of them.

In late 2012, back when it was still officially known as Research in Motion, the company behind BlackBerry handsets worked with the Indian government to enable surveillance of Blackberry Messenger and Blackberry Internet Service emails. But now India’s authorities are complaining that they can only spy on communications sent between the estimated 1 million BlackBerry users in India—and they want a list of all BlackBerry handsets across the globe."

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"The country's communications minister last year openly claimed, for instance, that the government had negotiated a means to allow security agencies to intercept services including Blackberry Messenger, Skype, Yahoo, and Gmail—though acknowledged the agencies were having difficulty decrypting some of the data."

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