Indian Govt. gets access to RIM’s BBM service, can now spy on you
The issue arose between the Canadian giant and the Government when the latter felt that RIM’s encrypted BBM service goes on to be a national threat because the Government couldn’t get access to RIM’s servers as they were based in Canada and also the 256 bit encryption was too difficult for the agencies to crack.
If the government want to tap into any users BBM activities, they have to get an approval from the Centre after which they can direct any direct any Service Provider to give them access to the BBM messages of that particular user. The carriers will also tap BBM messages and share them with the government whenever they are requested to do so.