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The Middle East isn’t the only geographical area that has problems between the government as well as RIM with their BlackBerry services where security is concerned, as India also jumps aboard the bandwagon with the possibility of shutting down BlackBerry services in the world’s second most populous country if security concerns are not addressed. Could RIM, the manufacturer of the BlackBerry, compromise on their position by taking the same route as with Saudi Arabia authorities by handing over user codes which enables the local authorities to monitor its BlackBerry Messenger? India’s home (interior) ministry will continue pressing RIM tomorrow for a deadline as to when they will share encryption details – otherwise we might see a BlackBerry ban in that part of the world.

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