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article imageBlackBerry to filter pornographic content in Indonesia

By Leo Reyes     Jan 11, 2011 in Business
Indonesia has threatened to revoke Blackberry's license to operate in the country unless it filters the porn contents in BlackBerry and sets up a server in the country.
Research in Motion (RIM), a Canadian company, handles BlackBerry in Indonesia.
According to Business Week, RIM is in talks with Indoensian carriers to work out a “prompt, compliant filtering solution” by the government’s deadline of January 21st, 2011. If they can’t hammer out a solution by then, the government might block all BlackBerry web browsing.
Ministry of Communication and Information spokesman Gatot Dewabroto said Tuesday that RIM is also ready to set up a server in Indonesia, Yahoo News reports.
Indonesia says RIM earns about $251 million per year from the country's 3 million BlackBerry users.
Dewabrata said the government would meet with RIM officials Jan. 17 to hammer out details.
In August last year, Indonesia was reportedly considering the banning of Blackberry in the country following similar recent moves by United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia.
Research in Motion has had a slate of bad luck lately in regards to foreign governments threatening to ban BlackBerry unless they open up their messaging system to government surveillance. In the last year alone, RIM has dealt with Saudi Arabia, India and Egypt threatening to block the BlackBerry service in their respective countries.
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