More PRISM fallout: Indian government may ban Gmail use

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http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/tech-news/internet/Cyberspying-Government-may-ban-Gmail-for-official-communication/articleshow/22156529.cms

Indian government employees will soon be asked (told?) to stop using Gmail (s goog) for official purposes, according the Indian Times which cited a senior official. Revelations that U.S.-based cloud providers, including Google, must turn over customer information to the National Security Agency, is a concern to foreign governments and companies and also to U.S. cloud players which worry that the controversy will cost them business. Looks like those fears are playing out.

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Sridhar

The Indian government ban – should that really happen – will do two things –
1. Most government offices anyway don’t have their own mails and officers regularly use Gmail or some other. This ban could put a complete stop to whatever was being produced anyway…
2. On the other hand current state of the Indian economy with endless procrastination of decisions, delayed or never defined policies – means not much is happening to actually communicate – and so may end up being a non-event :)

Sridhar Pai

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