Mobilink restores Fb and Twitter for Blackberry

STAFF REPORT IBD: Mobilink has unblocked applications for social networking websites – including Facebook and Twitter, which were blocked since May 2010 – for their BlackBerry customers.
“The company has managed to restore applications for BlackBerry users after developing a content filtering solution which blocks specific pages of a website,” companys Director of Public Relations and Corporate Social Responsibility Omar Manzur told the media.
He said that now the BlackBerry users can now browse the internet and access the apps of Facebook and Twitter from their smartphone.
Mobilink is not the only company to have developed a content filtering solution. Ufone has also restored the same apps for its BB users after consulting with Research in Motion last December.
According to Manzur, the development will likely to result in other telecom companies to develop similar technology to protect its customer base.
The apps were banned in 2010 following the PTA orders to block the Facebook and other websites containing blasphemous content across Pakistan. The PTA has lifted the ban from Facebook but directed telecom companies to permanently block pages with blasphemous content.

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