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“We will block more porn sites during Ramadan, though that doesn’t mean that we will allow such sites to operate during the rest of the year,” the minister said.

The move marks the latest chapter in Indonesia’s fight to close down porn sites in the country, and the issue remains a significant one for authorities in the country, which has the world’s largest Islamic population (circa 202 million).

Pornography was banned on all BlackBerry smartphones in the country last January, after the government applied significantly pressure on RIM.

That blockage is significant because, though they may be fast declining in the US and other parts of the world, BlackBerry devices are Indonesia’s most popular smartphones – although the growth of Android is likely to change that before too long.

Source: TNW