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(Source: slashdot/zdnet) It seems RIM, Nokia & Apple have already provided back doors to Indian Military Intelligence for snooping on smartphones and MI has even managed to snoop on various US Govt communications from their Indian Embassy and other representative offices etc. I am forgetting the name of one of our RIMWEB members who was really really pro govt having power to tap RIM BBES etc without court orders, and i guess he would be really happy to hear this !! Though its really bad for privacy and citizen's rights and opens up only innocent people to misuse of govt powers, it does make me feel a little happy that at least our MI has some competence to snoop on Uncle Sam. On the other hand, there's a pdf "posted on the Net" showing the scanned memo about this from MI which really shows our security in a bad light - overseas hackers are able to get their hands on confidential GOI documents. Thankfully some portions are redacted. From: http://apple.slashdo...-to-governments Voline writes"In a tweet early this morning, cybersecurity researcher Christopher Soghoian pointed to an internal memo of India's Military Intelligence that has been liberated by hackers and posted on the Net. The memo suggests that, "in exchange for the Indian market presence" mobile device manufacturers, including RIM, Nokia, and Apple (collectively defined in the document as "RINOA") have agreed to provide backdoor access on their devices. The Indian government then "utilized backdoors provided by RINOA" to intercept internal emails of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, a U.S. government body with a mandate to monitor, investigate and report to Congress on 'the national security implications of the bilateral trade and economic relationship' between the U.S. and China. Manan Kakkar, an Indian blogger for ZDNet, has also picked up the story and writes that it may be the fruits of an earlier hack of Symantec. If Apple is providing governments with a backdoor to iOS, can we assume that they have also done so with Mac OS X?"