india gov backdoors into mobile devices

If you don’t think this sort of backdoor stuff happens as a requirement to do business with communications networks (and increasingly technology devices), you’re not keeping up with the times.

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.

Communications eavesdropping, device backdoors, and external/subpoena access to data should always be on your mind. No site or company is going to risk those recriminations on your behalf when pressed.