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Impending BlackBerry shutdown in India?

Published Mar 12th, 2008 1:36PM EDT

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It looks as if the Indian government is not content with its inability to decrypt their citizens BlackBerry e-mails, and is threatening a shutdown of Research In Motion’s devices in the country as punishment. Business Standard reports that the Indian government desires access to RIM’s proprietary e-mail network, in order to monitor e-mails being sent and received through the country. It is reported that a meeting will take place on March 14th, involving RIM representatives, members of wireless companies within the country, and representatives of the Indian government. Hey, China finally allowed BlackBerrys and you so know they have a shady back-door. Should India be given one as well?