[Cryptography] "India wants special monitoring access for Twitter, Facebook"

Perry E. Metzger perry at piermont.com
Tue Aug 9 14:20:37 EDT 2011


Quoting. Crypto starts being mentioned in the fourth paragraph:

  India's communications ministry has been asked by the home ministry
  to monitor social networking websites such as Twitter and Facebook
  amid fears that the services are being used by terrorists to plan

  The request suggests that the Indian government is trying to broaden
  the scope of its online surveillance for national security.

  Telecommunications service providers in India provide facilities for
  lawful interception and monitoring of communications on their
  network, including communications from social networking websites
  such as Facebook and Twitter, in accordance with their license

  But there are certain communications which are encrypted, Deora said

  The government did not provide details of what encrypted data they
  would like to have access to. A spokesman for the home ministry said
  on Monday that additional information can only be provided in
  Parliament while it is in session.

Perry E. Metzger		perry at piermont.com

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