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Censored: No Boobies On Indonesian BlackBerrys

The maker of BlackBerry smartphones yesterday announced that it would begin censoring pornographic content for users in Indonesia after pressure from the country’s government.

Reuters reports that the Indonesian Communications and Information Minister, Tiffatul Sembiring, had called for tighter internet controls and wanted RIM to block access to porn sites to comply with the country’s anti-porn law. It appears RIM has relented and will cooperate with the Indonesian government's requests.

"Research In Motion confirms that it shares Minister Tifatul Sembirings sense of urgency on this matter and it is fully committed to working with Indonesias carriers to put in place a prompt, compliant filtering solution for Blackberry subscribers in Indonesia as soon as possible," RIM said in a statement to Reuters.

The news follows 2010 reports that RIM had allowed Saudi Arabia and India access to its encrypted servers. The decision supposedly came after Saudi Arabia made a public announcement threatening to ban BlackBerry devices within the country if RIM did not comply with the requests for access to its BBM servers. India made a similar deal with the Canada-based company not too long after the Saudi deal was reported.