[AI] Now, Google, Skype in line
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Mon Aug 30 22:17:03 EDT 2010
Now, Google, Skype in line
New Delhi, August 30, 2010
Caption:An IE browser displays the Google Website. The government will issue notices to Google, Skype and virtual private networks to make available their services to law enforcement agencies.
After Canada-based Research in Motion (RIM), makers of Blackberry, fell in line with the government demands of granting lawful access to its encrypted messages, the government is all set to issue notices to search engine Google, internet phone call provider Skype, Virtual Private Network (VPN) service providers and a few other entities to make available their services to law enforcement agencies.
The notices to these entities are likely to be issued from Tuesday and all of them will be asked to comply with the directive or else they will have to shut down their networks in India, government sources said on Monday.
“There will be no discrimination. All networks operating in India will have to give access to their services to law enforcement agencies,” the sources said.
The data travelling through Google, Skype, VPNs and a few other networks is not accessible by security agencies in the country.
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