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March 21, 2023

The Korea Herald - 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 Post Editorial - 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

Coconuts Jakarta - 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

Indonesia at Melbourne - 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

Tabloid Jubi - 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

Jakarta Post - 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

Jakarta Globe - February 15, 2023

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

Jakarta Globe - 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

Reuters - February 9, 2023

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

Antara News - 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

Tempo - 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

Tempo - January 24, 2023

Antara, Depok – The Depok city government provided free WiFi across the city.

January 16, 2023

Coconuts Jakarta - 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.

January 11, 2023

Coconuts Bali - January 11, 2023

We understand the importance of making attractive content on social media these days – our constant craving for approval calls for it, after all.

December 21, 2022

Jakarta Post - December 21, 2022

Nigel Cory, Washington, DC – On Sept.

December 5, 2022

The Conversation - December 5, 2022

Dave McRae, Daniel Russo-Batterham, Kim Doyle and Maria del Mar Quiroga.

Global Voices - December 5, 2022

Juliana Harsianti – The long-awaited Indonesian Personal Data Protection Bill was approved by the parliament on September 20, 2022.

November 28, 2022

Tempo - November 28, 2022

Cybernews, Imaji Lasahido (Intern), Jakarta – The selling of data on Indonesian citizens in deep webs is happening once more.

November 23, 2022

Jakarta Post - November 23, 2022

Nur Janti, Jakarta – The government is back in the spotlight for failing to protect citizens' data following an alleged breach of COVID-19 tracking app PeduliLindungi – the second appar

November 2, 2022

Fulcrum - November 2, 2022

Wahyudi Akmaliah – The popularity of so-called halal matchmaking apps is a positive development provided developers and users alike remain clear-eyed about their claims to serve Islam.

October 26, 2022

Jakarta Globe - October 26, 2022

Herman, Jakarta – Indonesia will break the ground for its first national data center in Bekasi, West Java, early next month, the Minister of Communication and Information Technology Jho

October 20, 2022

Jakarta Globe - October 20, 2022

Lenny Tristia Tambun, Jakarta – The government plans to set up the first-ever state agency tasked with personal data protection after the recent issuance of a related law, Communication

October 5, 2022

Rest of World - October 5, 2022

Antonia Timmerman, Jakarta, Indonesia – On August 31, a user named Bjorka posted an entry on a little-known site called Breached Forums, with the bland title: "Indonesia SIM Card (Phone

October 1, 2022

Tempo - October 1, 2022

Bisnis, Jakarta – The National Cyber and Crypto Agency (BSSN) was urged to immediately reveal the person behind the hacker persona 'Bjorka'.

September 30, 2022

Jakarta Globe - September 30, 2022

Jakarta – Beverage company Es Teh Indonesia Makmur apparently cannot take criticism gracefully as it immediately took legal action against a Twitter user who recently criticized

September 29, 2022

Fulcrum - September 29, 2022

Yanuar Nugroho – Jakarta faces unprecedented pressure to get Indonesia's new personal data protection (PDP) law right from the get-go, lest a notorious hacker exposes more weaknesses in

September 28, 2022

Jakarta Post - September 28, 2022

Dio Suhenda, Jakarta – Google has released its Year in Search 2020, which compiles the top trending topics in Indonesia this year based on searches until Nov. 30.

September 21, 2022

Jakarta Post Editorial - September 21, 2022

Jakarta – The enactment of the Data Privacy Law by the House of Representatives on Tuesday is a step in the right direction, but we should be aware that the legislation is no panacea fo

September 20, 2022

Reuters - September 20, 2022

Jakarta – The House of Representatives passed into law on Tuesday a personal data protection bill that includes corporate fines and up to six years imprisonment for those found to have

Jakarta Globe - September 20, 2022

Muhammad Aulia & Heru Andriyanto, Jakarta – The House of Representatives on Tuesday enacted the Law on Personal Data Protection that carries tougher jail sentences and fines amid mo

September 19, 2022

Tempo - September 19, 2022

Eka Yudha Saputra, Jakarta – A young man from Madiun, Muhammad Agung Hidayatullah alias MAH, who was arrested previously for helping a hacker Bjorka is charged under a number of article

September 18, 2022

Straits Times - September 18, 2022

Linda Yulisman, Jakarta – Indonesia's newly formed data protection task force is chasing down a hacker behind a series of data leaks related to 1.3 billion registered mobile phone numbe

September 16, 2022

Jakarta Post - September 16, 2022

Nur Janti, Jakarta – Critics are lamenting a "clear lack of understanding" in the state's latest cybersecurity measures, after a quick response team established to address a recent spat

Jakarta Globe - September 16, 2022

Stevani Wijaya, Jakarta – A man from the East Java town of Madiun was named a criminal suspect on Friday for allegedly assisting an internet user known as Bjorka who is being sought by

Coconuts Jakarta - September 16, 2022

Police say they have arrested a man in Madiun, East Java believed to be Bjorka, a hacker that has embarrassed the Indonesian government in the past few weeks.

Tempo - September 16, 2022

Febriyan, Jakarta – The hacker that recently gained notoriety in Indonesia, Bjorka, has responded to the report of his arrest by the police.

September 14, 2022

Coconuts Jakarta - September 14, 2022

It took a drawn out and embarrassing public spat with an anonymous hacker for the Indonesian government to finally realize the need to patch up the country's woeful cybersecurity shortc

Tempo - September 14, 2022

Antara, Jakarta – The Coordinating Minister of Politics, Law, and Security Affairs Mahfud MD on Wednesday announced the formation of a data protection task force to take the role of pro

September 13, 2022

Tempo - September 13, 2022

M Julnis Firmansyah, Jakarta – The Communication and Informatics Minister Johnny Gerard Plate on Monday urged the public not to worry about the data breaches claimed to be committed by

Tempo - September 13, 2022

Lani Diana Wijaya, Jakarta – A hacker known as Bjorka has breached yet another personal data of Indonesian figures.

Bloomberg News - September 13, 2022

Norman Harsono and Faris Mokhtar – Data operators could face up to five years in jail and a maximum fine of 5 billion rupiah ($337,000) for leaking or misusing private information, acco

September 10, 2022

Jakarta Globe - September 10, 2022

Lenny Tristia Tambun, Jakarta – The office of President Joko Widodo confirmed on Saturday that there are no presidential documents that have been leaked to the public, dismissing wild s

September 8, 2022

September 7, 2022

Coconuts Jakarta - September 7, 2022

A hacker that has been selling breached data from Indonesia on an online marketplace has a few choice words for Indonesia's Ministry of Communications and Information (Kominfo).

Tempo - September 7, 2022

Moh Khory Alfarizi, Jakarta – The National Cyber and Encryption Agency (BSSN) is in the process of investigating an alleged data leak of 105 million Indonesians that is suspected to be

September 2, 2022

Coconuts Jakarta - September 2, 2022

With the frequency that data breaches have been reported in Indonesia lately, we wouldn't be surprised if hackers manage to learn about that embarrassing incident we experienced in sixt

August 22, 2022

Jakarta Post - August 22, 2022

Ika Karlina Idris and Dyah Pitaloka (The Conversation), Jakarta – The Indonesia's Ministry of Communication and Information's (Kominfo) plan to merge around 24,000 government apps into

August 19, 2022

Coconuts Jakarta - August 19, 2022

Indonesia is in the midst of yet another major data breach scandal, this time involving state utility firm PLN as well as numerous other companies based in the country.

August 18, 2022

Fulcrum - August 18, 2022

Sofie Syarief – Celebrity podcasts have increasingly become the go-to place for Indonesian politicians and high-ranking officials.

August 17, 2022

Jakarta Post - August 17, 2022

Deni Ghifari, Jakarta – Tourism and Creative Economy Ministry announced that Indonesia is sending 13 delegations for the annual conference Gamescom in Germany to bump up the ever-potent