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RIM, India Trade Texts, Still Not BFFs

India and Research in Motion are still struggling to find common ground in a dispute over how much access the government is given to corporate emails and instant messages.

According to AFP, an Indian government minister told Parliament on Friday that no solution has been reached in the standoff.

RIM faces a January 31 deadline to meet the country’s demand for a way to monitor communications.


In a statement on Friday, RIM said it is still “fully cooperating” with the Indian government and remains “confident that any outstanding concerns between RIM and the Government of India can be resolved to our mutual satisfaction.”

RIM said it is still pushing to have the security concerns handled on an industrywide basis rather than seeing itself singled out, and it repeated its statement that it won’t create “special deals” for specific countries and that it can’t share the data its business customers encrypt, even if it wanted to.


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— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus