The Indian government wants to be able to read all emails and messages sent by citizens. (Privacy, you say? Don’t be silly. We live in an age of terrorism. Hehe, those naive libertarian notions.)
However it discovers it is unable to decrypt the ones sent by Blackberry devices.
Pissed, it asks the parent company, RIM, to help it snoop. Hard luck, says RIM, even we don’t have a master key to decrypt the messages.
(Just curious, does the government realise that one can always send encrypted messages over the internet? How will it stop that?)