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Indonesia forces BlackBerry porn filter

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By The Drum Team, Editorial

January 11, 2011 | 2 min read

Research in Motion has bowed to pressure from the Indonesian government and agreed to filter porn from its BlackBerry web services following threats to revoke its license - marking the first instance of censorship by the Canadian smartphone manufacturer in any of its markets.

RIM backed down fearing it would lose access to one of Asia’s fastest growing telecommunications markets after they were given a two week ultimatum by the Muslim states Communications and Information Technology Minister.

Communications Ministry spokesman Gatot Dewa Broto said the decision was “good news”, adding: “We have yet to see the details of the filtering, what will be filtered, how it's going to be filtered.”

BlackBerry owners had been angered by the threat of RIM’s license being revoked, fearing their phones would become useless but Broto assured users that it was only web browsing which would have been blocked, BlackBerry messenger, Facebook and Twitter would continue as normal.

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