Dina Septiani (360info), Surabaya – A social media cyber war raged throughout Indonesia's past two presidential elections.
Internet & Social Media
May 5, 2022
March 25, 2022
Moh Khory Alfarizi, Jakarta – The House of Representatives (DPR) legislation body (Baleg) deputy, Willy Aditya, on Thursday said that sessions regarding the Personal Data Protection Bil
March 4, 2022
Denpasar – The Southeast Asia Freedom of Expression Network (SAFEnet), a regional organisation which defends digital rights, says that digital attacks against critical groups in Indones
Alexander Loen, Jayapura, Jubi – The Southeast Asia Freedom of Expression Network or SAFEnet conveyed the condition of internet access in Papua in an online discussion on the launch of
February 7, 2022
Francisca Christy Rosana, Jakarta – The Communication and Informatics Ministry (Kominfo) in commemorating the National Press Day on February 7 said it had discovered 9,546 hoax contents
January 13, 2022
Antara, Jakarta – The Communication and Information (Kominfo) Ministry is investigating the alleged leak of personal data belonging to job applicants at Pertamina's subsidiary, PT Perta
January 8, 2022
Jakarta – The Advocacy Coalition for the Protection of Private Data (KA-PDP) is calling on the House of Representatives (DPR) to immediately enact the Draft Law on the Protection of Pri
January 7, 2022
Antara, Jakarta – Reports have emerged about an alleged massive data leak of Indonesian hospital patients' medical information being sold in an illegal internet forum.
December 30, 2021
Francisca Christy Rosana, Jakarta – The Communication and Information (Kominfo) Ministry had shut down access to 5,429 online loan sites reported by the public from 2018 to December 26,
December 27, 2021
Amierul Rashid – As much as WiFi is a daily need for most of us, some can go to extreme lengths to ensure continued access.
December 19, 2021
Antara, Jakarta – Indonesia sits on number six on the list of Truecaller Global Span Report for 2021.
December 13, 2021
Triyan Pangastuti, Jakarta – E-commerce transaction value is projected to hit Rp 395 trillion, or approximately around $27.5 billion, by the end of 2021, a senior official said on Monda
December 4, 2021
Tri Meilani, Raka Adji – Incidents involving data leakage are increasingly occurring in Indonesia and can be taken as clear evidence of the urgent need for protecting personal data.
November 27, 2021
Tri Meilani A, Fadhli Ruhman, Jakarta – Secretary to the Head of the Pancasila Ideology Development Agency (BPIP) Achmad Uzair Fauzan urged citizens, especially those from the younger g
November 22, 2021
A war for public opinion with a heavy religious subtext may be brewing in Indonesia, with the Jakarta chapter of the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) throwing their weight behind Governor
Katitza Rodriguez – Indonesia's Constitutional Court dealt another blow to the free expression and online privacy rights of the country's 191 million internet users, ruling that the gov
November 19, 2021
Jakarta – The National Police are investigating claims by a hacker who said this week they have stolen personal data of thousands of police officers, the latest in a spate of cyber atta
November 14, 2021
Nivell Rayda, Jakarta – Standing in front of a hip cafe in an upscale Jakarta neighbourhood, Syifa Aulia Putri strikes a pose for a shot of her in a chic white shirt and moss green skir
November 13, 2021
Stefani Wijaya, Jakarta – The Jakarta Police said on Saturday they have arrested 48 suspects of Chinese and Vietnamese nationalities for alleged extortion and data theft using dating ap
November 11, 2021
Rini Kustiani, Jakarta – A survey on digital literacy by the Communication and Informatics (Kominfo) Ministry in 2020 shows that Indonesia scored 3.47 in UNESCO's digital literacy indic
November 9, 2021
On October 27, Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled that it is constitutionally acceptable for the Indonesian government to block and throttle the internet in times of social strife.
November 1, 2021
Jakarta – Buzzers or cyber troops are being used as a tool by the political and economic elite in Indonesia to manipulate public opinion on social media in order to smooth the way for t
October 29, 2021
Jakarta – The Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI), as one of the parties in a judicial review of Article 40 Paragraph (2b) of Law Number 19/2016 on Information and Electronic Tran
October 27, 2021
Agustinus Beo Da Costa and Stanley Widianto, Jakarta – Indonesia's decision to block internet access during periods of social unrest was lawful, its constitutional court ruled on Wednes
Andita Rahma, Jakarta – The Communications and Informatics (Kominfo) Ministry on Tuesday responded to a Google report stating that Indonesia tops the list of countries in the world with
October 19, 2021
Amid a crackdown on unregistered online lenders in Indonesia, one illicit company in Jakarta made fake nudes of their clients to coerce them during collection, police said.
October 15, 2021
Jakarta – The Jakarta Police have made one of their largest raids on illegal online lending operations this year, following up on President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo directives to curb the p
October 6, 2021
Indonesians spend over eight hours on the internet per day, and new users are coming online at three times the global rate.
October 1, 2021
Moh Khory Alfarizi, Jakarta – The newly elected chairperson of Association of Indonesian Internet Providers (APJII), Muhammad Arif Angga, spoke about internet performance in Indonesia.
September 20, 2021
An Indonesian woman authorities described as an influencer was arrested in Denpasar for alleged "pornographic action," which police said involved live-streaming obscene acts on social m
September 17, 2021
Jakarta – A recent string of cybersecurity threats only shows that Indonesia's data security system remains vulnerable to attacks and intrusions that endanger not only people's privacy
September 16, 2021
Jakarta – Indonesian organizations faced cyberattacks 746 percent more often than the global average in the past six months, cyber security solution provider Check Point Software Techno
September 15, 2021
A crass and overtly sexual music video with an apparent intent to demean the LGBT community found its way as an ad for kids' content on YouTube, a viral video in Indonesia has sh
September 10, 2021
M. Rizqi Akbar, Jakarta – Social media have a very important role in today's life.
September 4, 2021
Rahel Narda Chaterine, Jakarta – Buzzers and influencers are seen as having become the principle voice of the government in the current era.
September 3, 2021
Caesar Akbar, Jakarta – Indonesians were recently stunned by yet another news of a major data breach, reported by vpnMentor researchers, that exposed personal data of 1.3 million people
Grace Nadia Chandra, Jakarta – TrendMicro, an international cyber security software company, reports that Indonesia has entered the CRI zone of 'elevated risk', pushing the country to t
Antara, Jakarta – House of Representatives (DPR) legislator Al Muzzammil Yusuf in a hearing on Thursday called for The National Resilience Institute (Lemhannas) to organize an in depth
August 27, 2021
Victor Mambor, Jayapura – Internet blackout occurred in Jayapura's Waena and lasted for around three hours on Wednesday, August 25, 2021, Netblocks confirmed.
July 28, 2021
Fanny Potkin and Tabita Diela, Singapore and Jakarta – BRI Life, the insurance arm of state-owned lender Bank Rakyat Indonesia (BRI), said on Tuesday it was investigating claims that th
July 7, 2021
Fitria Chusna Farisa, Jakarta – Presidential Staff Office (KSP) Principle Expert Ade Irfan Pulungan says that there is no urgent need to ask President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo to resign fr
June 11, 2021
Jayapura, Jubi – The internet service in Jayapura City and its surrounding area has reportedly started to return to normal on Tuesday, June 8, 2021, after a month of blackouts.
June 7, 2021
Eduard Lazarus – For years, Indonesia has been plagued by so-called "elastic laws" – a set of bills that can see a person indicted for violating poorly defined provisions, such as defam
May 28, 2021
Jakarta – Indonesia has launched the 5G internet network for public use in some parts of the Greater Jakarta area on Thursday, marking a milestone for the country's effort to improve it
Access Now joins 24 organizations in calling on Indonesia's Ministry of Communication and Information Technology to repeal MR5 – a new law that jeopardizes freedom of expression through
May 24, 2021
Andita Rahma, Jakarta – Following news about an alleged massive data breach of 279 million Indonesians' confidential BPJS (social security) data on Friday, Commission I House of Represe
Facebook, TikTok, and Clubhouse may be banned in Indonesia within six months if the Information and Communications Ministry's order for them to be legally registered in the country prov
May 23, 2021
Indonesian authorities on Friday summoned state insurer BPJS Kesehatan, which provides universal health coverage, as part of an investigation into an alleged breach of personal data inv
May 21, 2021
Jakarta – A suspected breach of Indonesia's social security data has put virtually all Indonesians exposed to digital attacks and frauds, authorities and digital security experts warned
May 17, 2021
Moh Khory Alfarizi, Jakarta – Internet connection in Papua, especially in Jayapura City and Regency and its surrounding areas have been totally down since Saturday, May 1, 2021.