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June 16, 2024

Tempo - June 16, 2024

Antara, Jakarta – The Financial Transaction Reports and Analysis Center (PPATK) has blocked 5,000 bank accounts, both individual and group, linked to online gambling cases.

Reuters - June 16, 2024

Stefanno Sulaiman and Stanley Widianto, Jakarta – The government has shut down more than 2 million websites offering illegal online gambling services, the communications minister said o

June 14, 2024

Jakarta Globe - June 14, 2024

Arnoldus Kristianus, Jakarta – The surge in online gambling has raised significant concerns due to its adverse societal impacts.

Jakarta Post - June 14, 2024

Jakarta – The Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Ministry has highlighted the importance of digital literacy in preventing online sexual exploitation of women and children.

Jakarta Globe - June 14, 2024

Alfi Dinilhaq, Jakarta – Chinese tech giant Bytedance is planning to lay off 450 employees in Indonesia as it restructures operations after merging its e-commerce unit TikTok Shop with

June 13, 2024

Jakarta Globe - June 13, 2024

Mita Amalia Hapsari, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo vowed on Wednesday to launch a massive crackdown on online gambling, which he said involves transnational networks.

June 11, 2024

Tempo - June 11, 2024

Sultan Abdurrahman, Jakarta – Minister of Communication and Informatics (Kominfo) Budi Arie Setiadi spoke about the establishment of a Social Media Council before the Commission I of th

June 4, 2024

Jakarta Post Editorial - June 4, 2024

Jakarta – In democracies, social media is a double-edged sword.

May 27, 2024

Jakarta Post - May 27, 2024

Aditya Hadi, Jakarta – Publicly listed telco firm Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison will launch a large language model (LLM) for the Indonesian language called Garuda in July, according to the

Jakarta Globe - May 27, 2024

Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo told his ministers on Monday to stop coming up with new apps in a bid to cut the bureaucratic red tape and put the brakes on

May 24, 2024

Jakarta Globe - May 24, 2024

Hendro D Situmorang, Jakarta – The Indonesian government on Friday announced a stringent new measure to combat online gambling, threatening to impose fines of Rp 500 million (approximat

May 23, 2024

Jakarta Globe - May 23, 2024

Fito Akhmad Erlangga, Jakarta – Communication and Informatics Minister Budi Arie Setiadi revealed that since taking office on July 17, 2023, his ministry has taken down 1.9 million onli

May 20, 2024

Jakarta Globe - May 20, 2024

Alfi Dinilhaq, Bali – Starlink internet service is now available in Indonesia following its official launch by Elon Musk in Bali on Sunday.

Reuters - May 20, 2024

Denpasar, Bali – Elon Musk and Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin launched SpaceX's satellite internet service for the nation's health sector on Sunday, aiming to improve access in rem

April 28, 2024

Tempo - April 28, 2024

Antara, Jakarta – The Indonesian Institute of Child Protection (LPAI) Chairman Seto Mulyadi called on the government to give children more protection from the negative impacts of mobile

April 26, 2024

Jakarta Post - April 26, 2024

Josa Lukman, Jakarta – The Indonesian government through the Trade Ministry has affirmed that the integration of e-commerce platform Tokopedia with TikTok Shop into Shop Tokopedia is in

April 24, 2024

Tempo - April 24, 2024

Antara, Jakarta – Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs Hadi Tjahjanto revealed that some 3.2 million Indonesians are engaged in online gambling activities.

March 16, 2024

Jakarta Globe - March 16, 2024

Windarto, Jakarta – The Ministry of Communication and Informatics has officially reached out to Biznet, an internet operator, seeking clarification regarding an alleged data breach comp

February 29, 2024

Jakarta Globe - February 29, 2024

Antara, Jakarta – Semuel Abrijani Pangerapan, the Director-General of Information Applications at the Communication and Informatics Ministry, has revealed that representatives from soci

February 22, 2024

Tempo - February 22, 2024

Antara, Jakarta – The Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (Kominfo) has blocked approximately 4.8 million negative content spread across the web and social media platfo

Jakarta Post Editorial - February 22, 2024

Jakarta – Digital communication technology could have been a boon for the media industry.

Jakarta Globe - February 22, 2024

Heru Andriyanto, Jakarta – Tech giant Meta announced on Thursday that it will not be obligated to pay for news content shared on its platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsA

February 21, 2024

Reuters - February 21, 2024

Jakarta – Short video app TikTok is still violating Indonesia's rule that bans in-app transactions, a cabinet minister said on Tuesday, after it took control of the country's biggest e-

February 20, 2024

Global Voices - February 20, 2024

Juvita Pereira Faria (EngageMedia) – While 50 percent of Timor-Leste's population is aged 15-25, the country suffers from underdeveloped digital infrastructure, and the public is highly

February 8, 2024

Tempo - February 8, 2024

Anwar Siswadi, Jakarta – For the past six months, around 82 percent of Indonesian internet users have been exposed to online gambling content, a Populix survey found.

February 2, 2024

Tempo - February 2, 2024

Antara, Makassar – Indonesian Communication and Information (Kominfo) Minister Budi Arie Setiadi targeted the country's internet speed to reach 765 megabits per second (Mbps), or 30 tim

January 29, 2024

Jakarta Post - January 29, 2024

Ruth Dea Juwita, Jakarta – GoTo CEO Patrick Walujo has dismissed allegations that the government's recent curbing of TikTok's operations in Indonesia was a collusive act intended to com

January 23, 2024

ABC News - January 23, 2024

Vonia Vieira, Dili – Joaquim Fonseca's daily life depends on the internet. So the IT professional, based in Timor-Leste's capital Dili, has a problem.

January 20, 2024

ABC News - January 20, 2024

Annika Burgess and Hellena Souisa – With the chance to make an extra $10,000 a month, Robert has no issue pushing the agendas of presidential candidates on social media or slipping mone

January 16, 2024

Tempo - January 16, 2024

Moh. Khory Alfarizi, Jakarta – A hacker group reportedly accessed sensitive data belonging to state-owned railway operator PT Kereta Api Indonesia (PT KAI).

January 13, 2024

Jakarta Globe - January 13, 2024

Faisal Maliki Baskoro, Jakarta – Indonesian consumers spend the most mobile app screen time in the world, exceeding six hours per day, as reported in the 2024 State of Mobile by researc

January 9, 2024

Jakarta Globe - January 9, 2024

Antara, Jakarta – The Indonesian government has issued a written warning against social media platform X, formerly known as Twitter, for running online gambling ads, a senior official s

December 13, 2023

Tempo - December 13, 2023

Aisyah Amira Wakang, Jakarta – Acting Governor of Jakarta Heru Budi Hartono confirmed that the smart city super app JAKI was being fixed after being hacked.

December 11, 2023

Agence-France Presse - December 11, 2023

Jakarta – Chinese-owned short video app TikTok on Monday announced a $1.5 billion investment in GoTo group in a deal that would allow it to restart its online shop in Indonesia, the com

December 6, 2023

Tempo - December 6, 2023

Defara Dhanya Paramitha, Jakarta – The Ministry of Communication and Information said that the government had finalized the draft of the derivative rules for the Law on Personal Data Pr

November 24, 2023

Tempo - November 24, 2023

Yohanes Maharso, Antara, Jakarta – The Ministry of Communication and Information or Kominfo introduced a new policy on digital identity, which is part of the second amendment of Law No.

November 17, 2023

Tempo - November 17, 2023

Amelia Rahima Sari, Jakarta – The National Cyber and Encryption Agency (BSSN) official Nur Achmadi Salmawan reported that the agency recorded 361 million traffic anomalies or cyber atta

November 8, 2023

Tempo - November 8, 2023

Antara, Jakarta – Minister of Co-operatives and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), Teten Masduki, has again urged social network platform Instagram to take down accounts selling impor

October 13, 2023

Tempo - October 13, 2023

Maria Fransisca Lahur, Jakarta – The latest survey results conducted by pollsters Kantar and Ipsos found that YouTube is the most preferred video platform for Indonesian people aged 18-

Jakarta Globe - October 13, 2023

Celvin Sipahutar, Jakarta – US tech giant Meta has removed 161,000 gambling ads on its social media platforms operating in Indonesia in line with the government's policy.

October 9, 2023

Fulcrum - October 9, 2023

Yanuar Nugroho, Maria Monica Wihardja – Digital technology has played a vital role in empowering political participation and shaping political discourse in Indonesia, but more must be d

October 6, 2023

Jakarta Globe - October 6, 2023

Yohana Belinda, Jakarta – Chinese super app TikTok will no longer process transactions through TikTok Shop starting Wednesday afternoon, after widespread public accusations that the fea

October 3, 2023

Tempo - October 3, 2023

Antara, Jakarta – Ministry of Communication and Informatics (Kominfo) mentioned that the calculation for the Southeast Asia-wide internet speed was unfair.

September 27, 2023

Channel News Asia - September 27, 2023

Jakarta – Indonesia has banned e-commerce transactions on social media platforms, the trade minister said on Wednesday (Sep 27), in a move intended to protect traditional retail and whi

September 26, 2023

Jakarta Globe - September 26, 2023

Mohammad Said & Nasori, Jakarta – The Indonesian government is imposing a minimum price of $100 for transactions involving imported goods on online marketplaces under a regulation a

September 25, 2023

Jakarta Post - September 25, 2023

Yohana Belinda, Jakarta – Siti was a flight attendant for five years with privately owned airline before eventually settling down to open a clothing store along with her husband in Tang

Jakarta Post Editorial - September 25, 2023

Jakarta – TikTok has come under the spotlight yet again.

Jakarta Globe - September 25, 2023

Chairul Fikri, Jakarta – An Indonesian minister on Monday delivered a strong rebuke to tech giant TikTok for continuing to host live shopping on its platform, saying the video-sharing a

September 22, 2023

Tempo - September 22, 2023

Riani Sanusi Putri, Jakarta – The National Consumer Protection Agency (BPKN) head Rizal Edy Halim said that talk of shutting down social commerce sites such as TikTok Shop in order to p