RIM Agrees to Block Access to Pornography from BlackBerrys in Indonesia

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RIM is facing a potential ban in Indonesia, a source of tremendous growth for BlackBerry, and to halt the ban RIM will have to block access to pornography on its devices. The Ministry of Communications in Indonesia has issued a deadline of January 21st, and RIM has responded saying it will put in place a “compliant filtering solution for BlackBerry subscribers in Indonesia as soon as possible.” The Indonesian government sees this as a positive step, but not a complete solution. In a meeting in Jakarta, the government will ask RIM for further assurances.

It’s good to know RIM will be avoiding the ban but one can’t help but think the Indonesian government is acting too much like a nanny state.

  • http://twitter.com/topballnews topballnews

    It’s like the Indonesian Ministry of Communications (Tifatul Sembiring) got nothing to do. I think it’s better that he started to find a solutions of what Indonesian are facing. Like traffic jam or something…

  • GetYourFactsStraight

    Traffic Jam is the responsibility of the Traffic Police, the Department of Transport and to some extent, the local government.

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