India Bans Nokia’s Push E-mail Service

RIM no longer is the only target of the Indian government. Now Nokia has received the news that their planned push e-mail service is banned in India because Indian authorities can’t snoop at will:

“In view of the Intelligence Bureau’s report, Department of Telecommunications is requested to advice the Telecom Service Providers not to launch Nokia’s proposed pushmail/powermail service without putting in place monitoring facilities to the satisfaction of the LEAs,” Ministry of Home Affairs said in a communication to Department of Telecom.

Now once Nokia does whatever it has to do to make the Indian authorities, they’ll be allowed to launch the service.

Wow, India is becoming more paranoid than China or North Korea. And to think they are a free democratic country. Stupidity like this suggests otherwise.

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