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Jakarta Post

Pornography filtering begins

  • Dina Indrasafitri

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, January 21 2011   /  11:23 am

BlackBerry smartphone manufacturer Research in Motion (RIM), has announced that it is in the process of implementing an Internet content filtering system in accordance with the government’s recent demands.In a statement sent to The Jakarta Post, RIM said, “the technical solution meets the Communications and Information Technology Ministry’s stated requirements and is designed to utilize the same standard filter lists provided by the government to the industry in Indonesia.”Communications and Information Technology Minister Tifatul Sembiring earlier this month singled out the Canadian telecommunications company, demanding they meet the government’s requirements for all telecommunications providers that were created last year. Tifatul said the company needed to comply with Indonesian law and restrict Internet browser services available on BlackBerrys from displaying pornographic ...