Published on December 14th, 2011 | by Arsalan Mir2
Ufone Restores BlackBerry Facebook and Twitter Apps
In a recent move, Ufone has restored the BlackBerry Facebook and Twitter Apps which were blocked due to lack of ability to filter specific content. The block was initiated with the May 2010 in wake of clear discrimination from Facebook Admin for not banning the blasphemous fan-page. As tribune reports:
A company official who requested anonymity confirmed that Ufone – in consultation with Research in Motion (RIM), the Canada-based manufacturer of BlackBerry – has installed a content filtering solution which restricts access to specific Facebook pages banned by the local authorities.
The development will help restore some confidence among BlackBerry users in Pakistan who were hit by a week long blackout of services including the infamous BB messenger and, unlike their foreign counterparts, were not compensated by RIM. Blackberry had announced it is offering free apps worth £63 to appease customers hit by its three-day global blackout. It is worth mentioning that BlackBerry’s app world is a service that is currently not available in Pakistan.
The content filtering solution may also help restore customer confidence in the device, as many BlackBerry users were looking to switch to other platforms like Apple’s iPhone or Android-powered devices as entire BlackBerry services are not available in the country.
It is much expected that other cellular operators will also suite and put specific content filter in place to make Facebook and Twitter Apps on their networks online.