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The Government Wants To Intercept P2P Messaging Services; Facebook IMs & Twitter DMs Next?

A series of media reports indicate that the Indian Government is concerned about a certain service, that goes by the name of Tiger Text, which allows users to send and receive messages privately and offers them the ability to permanently delete them from the receiving party as well as from the Tiger Text servers, after they've been read. The Home Ministry's Internet Security wing has reportedly written a letter to the Department of Telecom, that it should ask all mobile operators to make arrangements to intercept the Tiger Text service, before allowing it, so that legal enforcement agencies can monitor messages through the service, reports The Hindu. Note that Tiger Text provides this service through a set of cross-platform apps, that both parties need to have installed in order to use the service. What the Government does not (judging by the reports)…

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