BlackBerry agrees to India's request, will offer access to services

Research In Motion (RIM), the manufacturer of the BlackBerry smartphone range, have come together in an agreement with India, where the former will offer the latter technical solutions from next week onwards in order to read its encrypted data which New Delhi perceives as a security threat. This news came from a senior government source earlier today, and it does allay fears of those who thought that the BlackBerry services of Messenger and encrypted email will be a thing of the past. RIM has until the end of August to comply with a request to gain access to encrypted corporate email as well as messaging services, where failure of compliance will lead to those services being shut down. Will Google and Skype be following the developments of this situation closely just in case they are in RIM’s shoes sometime down the road?


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