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Security Storm in India

7:45 AM -- Another telecom-related security storm is brewing in India with news that the government wants BlackBerry to ensure that data running over its BlackBerry network is accessible by state intelligence agencies, and has given the company 15 days to comply, according to The Economic Times.

According to the report, the content of Skype Ltd. calls is the object of similar demands, while the government is also examining the accessibility of the encryption techniques used by Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) for its Gmail service.

The security settings used for the broadband services offered by Indian operators Reliance Communications Ltd. and Tata Teleservices Ltd. are also believed to be under scrutiny.

This isn't the first time that security services access to BlackBerry communications has been raised as an issue by the Indian government. (See India May Crack BlackBerry Encryption .)

— Ray Le Maistre, International Managing Editor, Light Reading

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