Indonesian BlackBerry porn ban by end of week

Jan 17, 2011
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Indonesian BlackBerry porn ban by end of week

RIM has apparently agreed to filter pornographic content access from Indonesian BlackBerry users, after the country's government threatened to revoke the company's license. According to the AP, Indonesian government officials say RIM has promised a filtering system will be in place before the end of the week; they also claim that the Canadian company has agreed to set up servers in the country, so as to make security access to user data more straightforward.

RIM had previously been given a deadline of January 21, along with other telecoms companies operating in Indonesia, to enact a porn ban, but the new deadline will see them come in ahead of schedule. The company itself is yet to publicly comment on the report; as we've seen in the past, it's not unheard of for governments to seemingly misinterpret what RIM is promising them.


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