With five days to go until the August 31st deadline set by India, it looks like Research in Motion (RIM), makers of the BlackBerry, are sitting down to negotiate. Here’s the latest news from the BBC on this situation. Notice that BlackBerry claims not to have a “master key” that would enable them to decipher any encrypted message sent by their users. If this is true, the strong encryption that BlackBerry uses might make it hard for the Indian authorities to do anything with any data they might be given.

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