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    NSA monitoring security concerns over BlackBerry

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    THE NATIONAL security adviser (NSA) is having a look into the discussion between the National Test Research Organisation, under the Home Ministry, department of telecom (DoT) and Canada-based Research In Motion (RIM), to find a solution to security concerns regarding the BlackBerry services.

    The discussions were held to find a place on the RIM network where it is possible by the security agencies to intercept the data traffic that is passing through BlackBerry.

    The agencies had earlier refused to entertain any temporary solution to the BlackBerry controversy and had told the government that it must ensure that the traffic from the originating till the terminating point on the device should not travel outside the country without proper monitoring. DoT was thinking of deploying some software that would allow security agencies to sneak and spy into the BlackBerry network without breaking into the service codes. For peaking into the network, DoT had even asked the company to set up a local server in the country. But Research in Motion said that neither was it possible to provide the decryption codes nor set up a local data centre in the country.

    BlackBerry handsets, which are designed by Research in Motion, use high encryption code thus making it impossible for the Indian agencies to supervise and monitor data being transmitted by the users. The key problem is that Indian agencies do not have the required technology to keep a watch on the data, which has encryption codes higher than 40 bits.


    RIM said that BlackBerry was designed to perform as a global system independent of geography, when the issue of setting up a local data centre was discussed. It further added that the location of the data centres and the customer’s choice of wireless network are not relevant factors from a security perspective since end to end encryption is utilised.

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    Hats off to RIM for standing up to the US government. Somehow, I doubt the terrorists are using BlackBerrys

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    Actually, it's still the Indian gov't SNAFU. Ignore the similar sounding acronym.

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    I believe this article is talking about India, however, something to keep in mind folks...

    FISA just passed.
    http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&q=...num=1&ct=title
    Lets cross our fingers the ACLU can stir up a ruckus regading this.
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    Dont give in RIM

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    Saw this coming. I truly hope RIM stays firm. ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~

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    We Are losing our rights each and every day the BUSH stays in OFFICE. 1984 is coming true for the most part after 9/11. Fighting terrorrist group is one matter and taking away american's privacy rights is another issue. Our country will go into much deeper depression the next four years with the donkeys in office. The last 8 years hasn't been pleasant either!

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    Quote Originally Posted by seconds2none View Post
    We Are losing our rights each and every day the BUSH stays in OFFICE. 1984 is coming true for the most part after 9/11. Fighting terrorrist group is one matter and taking away american's privacy rights is another issue. Our country will go into much deeper depression the next four years with the donkeys in office. The last 8 years hasn't been pleasant either!

    Get a Grip!

    1. this isn't talking about the United States of America governmental agencies

    2. If it were talking about the USA's NSA, Bush has nothing to do with it. These "right-loses" were already in effect many, many years before Bush took office.

    Grab a history book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by natesax7 View Post
    Get a Grip!

    1. this isn't talking about the United States of America governmental agencies

    2. If it were talking about the USA's NSA, Bush has nothing to do with it. These "right-loses" were already in effect many, many years before Bush took office.

    Grab a history book.
    AMEN!! Sad, everyone wants to blame the republicans when something fails!!!

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    It's not even just blaming republicans, although that is a favoured target.

    I'm tired of hearing people blame Bush for the problems in this country or blame the middle east for not producing oil or blame McDonalds for making us fat....the list goes on and on.

    If you don't like the way the world is running, do something to change it! (like becoming educated instead of regurgitating what Fox news spews out)

    Now that being said.........LETS ONLY TALK ABOUT BLACKBERRY OR BLACKBERRY RELATED TOPICS ON THIS FORUM SITE.

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