BB Block Porn Or Else


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JAKARTA (Reuters) – Research In Motion, makers of the popular Blackberry telephone and messaging system, said on Monday they would comply with an Indonesian government order to block access to porn sites from its devices.

Communications and Information Minister Tiffatul Sembiring threatened RIM’s Indonesian browser service if the Canadian firm failed to block porn access by January 21.

He said also that RIM should set up servers in Indonesia and employ more locals, while questioning why the government wasn’t taxing the company’s local operations.

“We’re committed to the Indonesian market place to provide a solution that satisfies the requirements — particularly by the ministry,” said Gregory Wade, director of Asia Pacific for RIM, after a meeting with Indonesian government officials on Monday.

“We’re very much focused on meeting the timelines and deadlines that have been discussed.”

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