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Indo-Asian News Service
Toronto, January 12, 2011
For the first time BlackBerry maker, Research In Motion (RIM) has agreed to filter pornographic content on its smart phones bowing to pressure from Indonesia. The decision follows after the world's biggest Muslim nation of 237 million people, warned RIM that it would shut down BlackBerry services and revoke its licence. Representatives from RIM will meet Indonesian officials next week to discuss the modalities of filters on its smart phones to stop people from accessing porn sites.

Though RIM has not confirmed it, reports from Indonesia say that the Canadian wireless giant has agreed to install a server for this purpose in Indonesia.

RIM said it is "fully committed to working with Indonesia's carriers to put in place a prompt, compliant filtering solution for Blackberry subscribers in Indonesia as soon as possible.''

Indonesia currently has about three million BlackBerry users and generates about $250 million for RIM. Indonesia was among many countries, including India, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, which last year demanded access to RIM encrypted data for security reasons.

On this positive news from Indonesia, shares of RIM rose 1.5% to $62.69 on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) on Tuesday.