The Indian government has been imposing more control over social media as it has faced increasing terrorist threats and it is now making plans to monitor communications on Facebook and Twitter, according to a report on HackerNews.
The Indian government has received assistance from carriers because they are able to monitor communications on their network including activity on Facebook and Twitter, but carriers are not able to monitor communications on these websites in situations where the data is encrypted. The Indian government now wants to access communications that have been encrypted as well.
Both Facebook and Twitter privacy policies require a court order before they will release private, personal information, but India’s new IT Act says that service providers and websites must provide passwords and other private information from accounts.
The Indian government has also previously declared that it intends to monitor Skype and Google, which have not yet been formally contacted regarding this issue and Research in Motion (RIM, the maker of the Blackberry smartphone refused the government’s request to get access to its Blackberry Enterprise Servers because it is impossible to do.
Source : http://socialbarrel.com/