Summary Box: India eyeing Google, Skype in security crackdown after threat to BlackBerryBy AP
Friday, August 13, 2010
Summary Box: India eyes Google and Skype
THE BACKDROP: India has threatened to block BlackBerry corporate e-mail and messaging services unless intelligence and law enforcement agencies get easier access to data by Aug. 31.
NEXT MOVES: The government may soon ask Google Inc. and Skype SA for greater access to encrypted information sent over their e-mail and phone services as well.
THE CONCERNS: The 2008 terror attacks in Mumbai, which were coordinated with satellite and cell phones, helped prompt a sweeping security review.