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JCMach1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-31-10 11:44 AM
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Google, Skype under scanner in India security crackdown
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Edited on Tue Aug-31-10 11:48 AM by JCMach1
Source: Gulf News

BlackBerry may have won a reprieve but Google and Skype were squarely in the firing line Tuesday as India's security agencies widened their crackdown on telecom firms... Skype, the Internet phone service, and Google, which uses powerful encryption technology for its Gmail email service, are expected to be among the next wave of firms to come under New Delhi's scanner.

"If a company is providing telecom services in India then all communications must be available to Indian security services," a spokesman for the home ministry told AFP.
"If Google or Skype have a component that is not accessible, that will not be possible," he said, asking not to be named in line with standard government procedure in India. "The message is the same for everybody."... The Press Trust of India news agency reported that notices would be sent to Skype and fellow US Internet giant Google from Tuesday...

Read more: http://gulfnews.com/business/telecoms/google-skype-unde...



Since they are targeting U.S. firms, how about a 50% outsourcing tax until they stop the idiocy? That would end the issue pretty quickly. Or, will the companies cave like Research in Motion did to the Saudis?
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