Saturday, April 16, 2011

Our SMS,Emails from Mobile devices are Monitored

Yes you heard it right, All our SMS,Emails which we send from Mobile Devices , Tablets are monitored by Intelligence Bureau of INDIA.

There are too many advancements in technology these days, Every individual's mindset has been changed in result of the same people wanting PDA's instead of mobiles,Tablets,Pads instead of Laptops or PC's.

There are more sophisticated advancements even in PDA's and Tablets. Touch Screen is one of them :).As the technology increased security too increased , the requirement to find the information about what an individual is doing with it also increased.

We are 80% sure that our information is monitored by our telecom companies while we are establishing a connection or sending emails or sms.

There is a recent example which i would like to discuss which proves the statement i made.

DoT bans Nokia's pushmail; telcos to put monitoring system
DoT bans Blackberry

We know about the blackberry issue every email etc is exchanged with the central server located in Canada which cannot be seen by anybody as it is encrypted.
So our government has banned it because if the terrorist or unwanted people use that technology our forces might fail to acknowledge the same and some things might happen so the govt. Banned the black berry but they are back after the blackberry people said that they give access to the server.

Now few days ago govt Banned Nokia's Pushmail service.

NEW DELHI: In a set back to mobile handset manufacturer Nokia, the government has asked telecom service providers to bar company's proposed -- pushmail or powermail -- service till it put in place a legal monitoring system.

"In view of the Intelligence Bureau's report, Department of Telecom .unications 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.

Messaging services from Nokia involve push email for companies and consumers and enables mobile users with compatible Nokia cellphones to manage multiple email accounts from widely used email services like Yahoo!, Gmail, Rediff to Sify.

The communique came at a time when Blackberry services are under the government's wrath due to the security related issue for not providing a solution to intercept its Enterprise mail services.

The government had asked BlackBerry-maker Research in Motion (RIM) to come out with a satisfactory solution to intercept its Enterprise mail services by March 31, which has been already expired.

Nearly 50 per cent of Nokia's E Series business phones sold in the country get activated for e-mails.

These developments came at a time when the home ministry has asked the telecom and IT departments to overhaul existing legal frameworks to broaden the meaning of telecom/internet services.

The telecom department and the IT ministry have been asked by the home ministry to ring in the necessary changes in the Indian Telegraph Act of 1885, the Information Technology (Amendment) Act, 2007, the Rules under Telegraph & IT Acts to ensure operator compliance with the demands of the security agencies.

Once the necessary amendments come, it will be mandatory for telecom service providers to have the systems in place to deliver authorised intercepts based on telephone numbers, device identity, email IDs, IP addresses or keywords to the national security agencies on real-time basis.


The article proves that our DoT and Intelligence Bureau are monitoring the activity what we do.

So guys becareful if you are doing something wrong dont think no one monitors.

I am not encouraging any person to do something wrong.
This article is just to educate the readers.

Got a Question ? Shoot it here :)

Subhash Dasyam

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