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
Internet & Social Media
November 17, 2023
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
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-
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
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
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
Antara, Jakarta – Ministry of Communication and Informatics (Kominfo) mentioned that the calculation for the Southeast Asia-wide internet speed was unfair.
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
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
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September 25, 2023
Jakarta – TikTok has come under the spotlight yet again.
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
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
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
September 20, 2023
Jakarta – Starlink, the global satellite internet provider owned by American business magnate Elon Musk, has established a company in Indonesia.
September 13, 2023
Jakarta – TikTok on Wednesday criticised calls by the government to ban social media transactions, as officials rails against what it says are monopolistic practices by major companies
September 12, 2023
Aditya Hadi, Jakarta – Cooperatives and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Minister Teten Masduki has questioned the plan of TikTok to expand into e-commerce and other sectors, saying
Riani Sanusi Putri, Riri Rahayu, Jakarta – Indonesian Minister of Communication and Information (Kominfo) Budi Arie rebutted the report that he proposed a tax policy on online gambling,
September 6, 2023
Arnoldus Kristianus, Jakarta – The Indonesian government is set to follow the lead of India and the United States in prohibiting social media platform TikTok from engaging in e-commerce
August 31, 2023
Stefani Wijaya, Jakarta – The police recently arrested 31 people for allegedly running online gambling sites in Bali.
August 30, 2023
Batam, Riau Islands – Dozens of Chinese nationals were arrested in Indonesia on suspicion of running an online love scam syndicate that ensnared hundreds of victims in China, police sai
August 22, 2023
Riri Rahayu, Antara, Jakarta – Indonesia's Communication and Informatics Minister Budie Arie Setiadi commented on the government's plan to censor the contents of over-the-top (OT
Riri Rahayu, Jakarta – Communication and Informatics Minister Budi Arie Setiadi is planning to implement sanctions on agencies that experience a data breach.
August 14, 2023
Ilham Oktafian, Jakarta – A man formerly employed at an online lending platform has been apprehended for reportedly selling the personal data of over 20,000 customers from his previous
August 9, 2023
Moh. Khory Alfarizi, Jakarta – Communication and Informatics Minister Budi Arie Setiadi explained the ministry's measures to eradicate online gambling, specifically slot gambling.
July 28, 2023
Yohana Belinda, Jakarta – Following a meeting with the Cooperatives and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Ministry, TikTok Indonesia says it has no intention to roll out its Project S
July 27, 2023
Riri Rahayu, Jakarta – Vice President of Government Affairs and Public Policy Google Asia Pacific, Michaela Browning, commented on Indonesia's plan to pass the Publisher Rights Presiden
Alisha Rahaman Sarkar – Billionaire Elon Musk's Twitter rebranded 'X' has been reportedly blocked in Indonesia because of the country's laws on online pornography and gambling.
July 20, 2023
Anisa Fauziah, Jakarta – The government has taken down 11,333 gambling websites in recent crackdowns during the past week alone and issued a warning to social media platforms on Thursda
July 17, 2023
Moh Said, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has taken decisive action to accelerate the construction of 4G internet networks in remote regions, following a delay caused by graft
July 12, 2023
Antara, Jakarta – Immigration Director-General of the Law and Human Rights Ministry, Silmy Karim, rebutted reports of the alleged data breach of 34 million Indonesian passports.
July 7, 2023
Jakarta – The data of more than 34 million Indonesian passport holders at the Immigration Directorate General have been reportedly breached by pseudonymous hacker Bjorka.
July 6, 2023
Nabila Azzahra, Najla (Translator), Jakarta – Cybersecurity expert Teguh Aprianto revealed that 34 million of Indonesia's passport data has been leaked and sold.
June 12, 2023
Jakarta – Indonesia's National Defense Forces (TNI) Commander Admiral Yudo Margono underscored the need for personnel to create and share positive contents in cyberspace.
May 22, 2023
M Julnis Firmansyah, Tika Ayu, Jakarta – The University of Indonesia student executive body (BEM UI) chairperson Melki Sedek Huang on Monday alleged that the organization's Twitter
May 18, 2023
Investor Daily, Jakarta – State-owned telecom giant Telkomsel recently announced it would finish upgrading the 3G base transceiver stations (BTS) for the faster 4G networks in 31 cities
April 3, 2023
Yohana Belinda, Jakarta – According to the Cambridge dictionary, flexing is "a way to exhibit excessive pride in one's achievements or possessions, especially in a manner likely to irri
March 21, 2023
Lee Si-jin, Seoul – Kakao Entertainment announced on Monday that it blocked over 15,000 illegally distributed webtoons and shut down major pirate webtoon platforms in Indonesia in 2022.
March 20, 2023
Jakarta – The 2024 general election will not be the first in which candidates conduct online campaigns to reach out to voters, who will, in turn, use social media to scrutinize their as
March 15, 2023
The West Jakarta Police says it has arrested an influencer known for his humorous content, who allegedly defrauded a complainant to the tune of IDR1.3 billion (US$84,646).
March 1, 2023
Ranny Rastati – A video of a western man wearing batik and speaking fluent Javanese went viral on Facebook a few years ago.
February 22, 2023
Merauke, Jubi – Internet services in Merauke Regency, South Papua Province, will be disrupted in the next week due to a shunt fault or injury to the sea cable communication system (SKKL
February 15, 2023
Aditya Hadi, Jakarta – Indonesian media players are pressing for the long-awaited media sustainability bill to include more responsibilities for big-tech platforms such as transparency
Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – A recent study has revealed that Indonesians are spending more than half of their digital time on the open internet, be it binge-watching their favorite sh
February 9, 2023
Pudja Lestari & Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo on Wednesday set a target for the presidential regulation on publishers' rights to be rolled out in a mo
Jakarta – The government is drafting a regulation allowing media outlets to receive payments from digital platforms or aggregators that carry their content, the Press Council said on Th
February 4, 2023
Anita Permata, Raka Adji, Jakarta – From as many as 2,522 cases of online lending recorded in 2021, most of the victims are women, according to an official from the Ministry of Women's
February 1, 2023
Riri Rahayu, Jakarta – Indonesian Communications and Informatics (Kominfo) Ministry's director general for applications and informatics Semuel Abrijani Pangerapan stated that the countr
January 24, 2023
Antara, Depok – The Depok city government provided free WiFi across the city.
January 16, 2023
The foolish and deadly social media trend involving teenagers daring each other to jump in front of moving trucks has claimed another life in Bogor Regency, West Java.