I bet that this won’t happen anytime soon but apparently the home ministry is considering a ban on Research in Motion’s (RIM) BlackBerry service. No, they are not unhappy with the service delivery but it’s the threat it poses to country by encrypting the data.
You ask how? Well, when a BlackBerry user sends an e-mail from his device, his e-mail is sent to the server outside India and then it
is sent from the server to the destination in the form of encrypted data which cannot be intercepted by any security agency. This security measure is a good thing on the part of BlackBerry users but no snooping of data means government cannot track the activities of terrorists if they happen to communicate via BB.
[…] data and emails sent from BlackBerry devices to other devices. BlackBerry services went into trouble when security agencies raised concern that they could not monitor the data being sent from one […]