Indonesia threatens to shut down BlackBerry service

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The Indonesian government has threatened to shut down the BlackBerry service in the country as it continues a disputre with Research In Motion (RIM) over access to encrypted call and text data.

The Indonesian government has threatened to shut down the BlackBerry service in the country as it continues a disputre with Research In Motion (RIM) over access to encrypted call and text data.

The Indonesian Telecommunication Regulatory Body said that it will cut RIM's BlackBerry data services if it does not fulfill the government's demands.
 
RIM met with the Indonesian government on Thursday about progress made since January, but the government claims that while it fulfilled some requests, it did not go far enough, especially in regards to its main demands.
 
Indonesia wants RIM to establish an aggregator and customer care centres in the country, block pornography on devices, and give the government access to encrypted data that is being transmitted on the network.
 
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RIM said it was receiving mixed messages from Indonesia, claiming it was never formally asked to build a centre in the country. It said it complied with all of the government's requests, including a router in Indonesia which acts as an aggregator.
 
As for access to encrypted data, an issue that arose in other regions like India, RIM is working with law enforcement agencies, but the Indonesian goverment indicated that it was unhappy that the company won't reveal exactly who it is working with.
 
Indonesia is one the biggest markets for BlackBerry devices, making this ban potentially disastrous to RIM's revenue. RIM also got into trouble in the country recently after a botched promotion led to a stampede.
 
Source: AFP