India’s security services eye Google and Skype

Molly Wood Sep 1, 2010
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India’s security services eye Google and Skype

Molly Wood Sep 1, 2010
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Blackberry has cut a deal with security officials in India, allowing them access to e-mail and data sent using BlackBerry’s network. But the Indian government isn’t done yet. It’s now applying pressure to some other high-tech players.

Indian officials say they’re exploring ways to track the contents of conversations on Google’s video chat service and on Skype.

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