RIM to take on Indian BlackBerry monitoring

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IndiaThe soap opera of mid-Asian BlackBerry security continues, now with RIM agreeing to handle their share of BlackBerry monitoring, since the government can’t handle it on its own. The Department of Telecom had shot down a monitoring proposal by RIM on the grounds that it would leak personal information to third parties, but this new arrangement would have RIM handling the public security keys for particular devices, and the government taking on corporate keys. Each of these keys reveal little without the other, so it’s a fine way of managing decryption while keeping a tight lid on personal info.