Indian Government, WhatsApp?

After being very adamant about knowing what people are typing in their Indian Government Wants Blackberry Data - 'Security' Is The Reason, Indian Government is now eyeing all your conversations routing through WhatsApp, Viber, Line and other similar mobile messengers. Security and cyber attacks is the prime reason India's own NSA wants to have access to all your communication. Note that Blackberry had to give in to the demands of the government and finally agree to setting up servers on Indian land so that the security agencies appointed by Government Of India could have access to all the information passing through Blackberry's servers.


The next one in line was Government Of India Wants Skype & Other Internet Telephony Providers To Setup Servers In India - one of the most popular IP telephony services. Tracking and making sense of all the data passing through Skype or similar services isn't an easy task. Indian cyber cell is reportedly in touch with United States officials to have access to technology that allows tracking of all the digital information. #-Link-Snipped-# reports that US has traditionally rejected New Delhi's requests for co-operation in investigation of cyber crimes.

Union Home Ministry of India has circulated an agenda note that says that mobile messaging apps like WhatsApp, Viber, Line, WeChat and other popular services pose a challenge to security agencies to intercept, decipher communications happening through servers located in the United States. It wants to know how the US deciphers and monitors these messages.

Indian authorities have been pressing these messaging service providers to share their decryption keys. However the services aren't abided by Indian law to share this critical information, which makes the matter more complicated.

Do you think India should continue to plead to the US authorities for co-ordination? Or should they develop their own hacks for all the communication passing through Indian networks? Do you believe that we're living in a world where keeping check of everything is impossible and we've to accept that no one is secure anymore? Looking forward to your thoughts.


  • Nayan Goenka
    Nayan Goenka
    Indian Government is just retards. It doesn't make sense to track normal citizens. Red targets are fine. Billions of messages are sent daily, what all will they track. Even if they improvise key word tracking, encryption in plain sight is not a new story. They would never know if terrorists make conversations in hidden meanings. So no point. They are trying to impersonate US. what they don't know is US has extremely strong terrorist countering structure and this tracking conversations and all is last piece in their puzzle to eradicate terrorism, Indian Govt doesn't get that. They need to work on strong laws and policies, then think about all this tracking and stuff. They want tracking not to regulate terrorists but to monitor businessmen to snatch money from them in way of bribes and blackmailing. This is our government. They don't have even 30% of people in their ministry to understand what Skype is n they are dreaming to track it.
  • micheal john
    micheal john
    Track every possible communication is impossible..
  • Kaustubh Katdare
    Kaustubh Katdare
    That's right. What if the bad guys start sending audio messages in a coded language? Even Google relies only on text for 90% of their searches. It's only recently that they started tracking images.

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