RIM To Block Porn On BlackBerry Devices In Indonesia

BlackBerry maker Research in Motion has agreed to censor pornographic websites on its network in the south Asian country of Indonesia.

A government spokesperson cited by the Associated Press announced that the Canadian company has agreed to censor porn on its network in the country within the next four days.

RIM’s decision has followed a request from the government of Indonesia, which threatened to ban BlackBerry services in the country if it failed to block access to pornographic websites on its network.

The Canadian smartphone manufacturer has said that it is working with six Indonesian mobile phone operators, each of whom offer BlackBerry services in the country, to deploy the restrictions on its network.

In related news, RIM has also agreed to allow the Indian government to access its BlackBerry Messenger and e-mail services to monitor terror groups. The company, however, has not provided the Indian government with access to its enterprise e-mail service.