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

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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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  -Google, Skype under scanner in India security crackdown JCMach1  Aug-31-10 10:44 AM   #0 
  - If Google  HankyDubs   Aug-31-10 10:53 AM   #1 
  - That's funny! The US restricting outsourcing! Bwahahahahaha! How would they get  valerief   Aug-31-10 12:28 PM   #3 
  - +1000  JCMach1   Aug-31-10 01:42 PM   #6 
  - funny  SpeechlessDem   Aug-31-10 10:56 AM   #2 
  - What has outsourcing got to do with it?  cosmicone   Aug-31-10 12:41 PM   #4 
  - Encryption is available to anyone... regardless of building it into software  JCMach1   Aug-31-10 01:45 PM   #7 
     - Mobile devices are used by terrorists during commission  cosmicone   Aug-31-10 02:44 PM   #8 
        - Encryption is always available to individuals... terrorists will use these  JCMach1   Aug-31-10 02:57 PM   #9 
        - The NSA and the FBI have the same powers ....  cosmicone   Aug-31-10 03:18 PM   #10 
           - Not really  PSPS   Aug-31-10 07:54 PM   #11 
              - comiscone is right  cprise   Aug-31-10 09:26 PM   #12 
        - They also use pen and paper, regular land lines, 2-way radios,...  TheMadMonk   Aug-31-10 11:00 PM   #13 
           - That is a specious argument ...  cosmicone   Sep-01-10 12:01 PM   #14 
  - Agree with your comment. n/t  OhioChick   Aug-31-10 01:01 PM   #5 

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