RIM Sets Up Blackberry Servers in Mumbai

Research In Motion (RIM), the Makers of Blackberry smartphones has atlast sets up a server in Mumbai, due to the much pressure exerted by the Indian government. Government of India has been asking them to provide a mechanism for lawful interception of its messenger services.

During a high-level meeting at the Union home ministry recently, officials of the security agencies were informed that servers were installed. The servers have been inspected by a team of officers and permission for direct linkage for lawful interception was expected to be issued shortly.

The government and BlackBerry manufacturers were in a logjam over its services in India as security agencies had raised a red flag over its operations citing non availability of method to intercept its messenger service and enterprise mail.

However, there was a climbdown by the government on intercepting mail sent through BlackBerry Enterprise Services (BES) which decrypts the messages and sends it to email server of the service provider where it remains stored in decrypted form. Then the message is pushed to the BlackBerry device in encrypted form.

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