RIM joins the Fight Against Child Exploitation

RIM announced today that they are joining the fight against child exploitation by joining forces with the Virtual Global Taskforce (VGT) as a private sector partner.  The main premise of the partnership is to use RIM’s global presence within the developer community to develop apps that will provide protection for children. The apps will be focused on protecting children from the harmful content that may be accessed from RIM’s mobile platform. Fred Nesbitt, RIM’s head of public safety, said that device security is critically important to protect children as well as other vunerable groups from the threat of online predators and exploitation groups.