17 Jan '11, 10am

Indonesia holds BlackBerry to porn deadline

Indonesia on Monday ruled out extending a deadline set for the end of the week for the Canadian manufacturer of BlackBerry smartphones to block access to pornographic websites. -- PHOTO: AP JAKARTA - INDONESIA on Monday ruled out extending a deadline set for the end of the week for the Canadian manufacturer of BlackBerry smartphones to block access to pornographic websites. Communications Minister Tifatul Sembiring said there would be no change to the Jan 21 deadline, after talks between officials and representatives of Research in Motion (RIM) in Jakarta. 'We'll not extend time further,' he told parliament, where ministers are often seen playing with their BlackBerry devices. 'If RIM doesn't shut down pornography sites on Jan 21, we'll begin a legal process. We'll ask for these commitments to be put in black and white.' Mr Sembiring has threatened to take legal action to ...

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