Blackberry's Battle with India Goes On

Despite a protracted three-year contest with India's security agencies that was thought to be solved late last year, the fate of BlackBerry's encrypted email and messaging services in India continues to be uncertain. It is a contest that is being watched closely across the world by other governments dueling with Research in Motion, the Canadian manufacturer of the ubiquitous smartphone. International government concerns have grown considerably because of the fact that Egyptian protesters using Blackberry devices were mostly able to escape Cairo's crackdown on communications with the outside world until the Mubarak government fell.

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