Indonesian Ulema Council considers declaring Netflix haram for its ‘negative content’

Indonesian Muslims could soon be prohibited from watching Netflix, let alone chill.

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Indonesian netizens push back against trending hashtag #NetflixTidakAman (Netflix is not safe)

Indonesian netizens push back against trending hashtag #NetflixTidakAman (Netflix is not safe)

An online campaign aiming to sway public opinion against Netflix in Indonesia has not yielded its desired outcome, as netizens in the country defended the streaming giant in...

Indonesia’s IT Minister wants Netflix to lower subscription prices to combat illegal streamers

Indonesia’s IT Minister wants Netflix to lower subscription prices to combat illegal streamers

Indonesia’s Communications and Information Minister Johnny G Plate has made yet another statement about Netflix, this time suggesting that the streaming giant and other...

Tech agency claims to have reduced rainfall by 40% by cloud seeding to ward off floods in Jakarta

Tech agency claims to have reduced rainfall by 40% by cloud seeding to ward off floods in Jakarta

As Jakarta recovers from the New Year’s floods, authorities have been working to reduce the amount of rainfall in the capital and its surrounding areas to prevent further...

Indonesia’s IT Ministry wants Netflix to stop streaming original content from other countries to make way for ‘Indonesian creatives’

Indonesia’s IT Ministry wants Netflix to stop streaming original content from other countries to make way for ‘Indonesian creatives’

Does anyone think that a single country can enforce protectionist policies against the global behemoth that is Netflix? Indonesia’s Communications and Information Minister...

Indonesia’s IT Ministry denies making verified Pornhub account, says it has notified police of possible identity fraud

Indonesia’s IT Ministry denies making verified Pornhub account, says it has notified police of possible identity fraud

Indonesia’s Information and Communications Ministry (Kemkominfo), the main enforcer in the country’s crusade against online pornography, has denied that it was behind a...

Government blocks illegal movie streaming site IndoXXI, mirrors inevitably appear

Government blocks illegal movie streaming site IndoXXI, mirrors inevitably appear

In the latest of what would eventually prove to be a futile attempt at policing the internet, the Indonesian government has blocked access to arguably one of the most popular...

Tesla Cybertruck infamous for breakable ‘armor glass’ coming to Indonesia in 2022: dealer

Tesla Cybertruck infamous for breakable ‘armor glass’ coming to Indonesia in 2022: dealer

Oh my f—ing God, the Tesla Cybertruck, arguably the hottest automobile in the world right now (for better or worse), is coming to Indonesia in 2022.

iPhone 11 line to launch in Indonesia on Dec. 6, prices start at IDR13 million

iPhone 11 line to launch in Indonesia on Dec. 6, prices start at IDR13 million

This one’s not exactly for early adopters who have already bought their iPhone 11 abroad, but the rest of us muggles in Indonesia can now look forward to Dec. 6 to get our hands...

Tangerang police seize over a thousand refurbished iPhones sent from Singapore

Tangerang police seize over a thousand refurbished iPhones sent from Singapore

Police in Tangerang say they have uncovered an illegal cell phone refurbishment factory in the city belonging to a syndicate who have been selling previously damaged iPhones at a...


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Coconuts Jakarta Tech

Jakarta is home to a burgeoning tech scene, as more and more of its citizens are becoming interconnected via the internet and social media. It’s hardly surprising that Jakarta has been dubbed the social media capital of the world because it’s certainly not rare to see its citizens, particularly the middle class and above, carrying more than one smartphone and other gadgets wherever they go. Even many lower class citizens are glued to their smartphones and are extremely active on social media. As such, technological advancements, particularly those in relation to interconnectivity, is a topic of interest for Jakartans.

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