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India's security services eye Google and Skype

Posted: 09/01/10 06:00 AM

Blackberry has cut a deal with security officials in India, allowing them access e-mail and data sent using BlackBerry’s network. But the Indian government isn’t done yet. It’s now applying pressure to some other high-tech players.

Indian officials say they’re exploring ways to track the contents of conversations on Google’s video chat service and on Skype.

This spat is just the latest international dispute over internet privacy.

We speak with Fred Cate, a law professor at Indiana University who specializes in privacy and security, to understand what - if anything - security services gain when they try to mine massive amounts of information in search of terrorists.

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$499 iPad too expensive? How about 35 bucks?

 by John Moe // Posted: 07/23/10 11:11 AM

That’s the alleged cost of a touch screen computer being proposed by the Indian government. They are now looking for a manufacturer for the device which has no hard drive but runs on a memory card much like a cell phone. Also, it’s solar powered. We’ve been down this road before with India, they’ve brought out a ten dollar netbook prototype that never got built. But if they can pull this off it would obviously be significant. It was developed at the Indian Institute of Technology and the Indian Institute of Science.

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