Bukalapak says millions of users’ private info safe amid reports e-commerce site was breached by hacker

Indonesian e-commerce platform Bukalapak has played down concerns about the data of its users being sold on the dark web after reports emerged that the startup unicorn was among those targeted in a huge hacking breach involving several sites and millions of users worldwide.

Tech

featured

Coconuts Jakarta Directory Contest: Submit your event or business for a chance to win a free advertising campaign!

Go-Massage therapist allegedly raped while on the job, women’s commission criticizes Go-Jek for lack of oversight

Go-Massage therapist allegedly raped while on the job, women’s commission criticizes Go-Jek for lack of oversight

A masseuse working for Go-Massage — one of the many on-call services provided by ride-hailing app Go-Jek — was allegedly raped by a client in the West Java capital of Bandung...

Business watchdog to investigate Telkom’s block of Netflix for possible fair business practices breach

Business watchdog to investigate Telkom’s block of Netflix for possible fair business practices breach

Since Netflix became available in Indonesia in 2016, the video streaming platform has remained unavailable to a large number of Indonesians — specifically, customers of...

Facebook to restrict foreign political adverts ahead of Indonesia’s April elections

Facebook to restrict foreign political adverts ahead of Indonesia’s April elections

"We want to make it harder to interfere with elections on the platform, and easier for people to make their voices legitimately heard in the political process," Facebook said in a...

Government to launch LinkAja e-payment system to rival Go-Pay & Ovo in early March: State Enterprises minister

Government to launch LinkAja e-payment system to rival Go-Pay & Ovo in early March: State Enterprises minister

As Indonesia’s fintech industry continues to grow, consumers have benefited from the rise of mobile wallets, as such as Go-Pay, Ovo and Dana, which have been trying to outdo...

Millennial bloggers with My Little Ponies protest Prabowo’s lack of ‘unicorn’ knowledge

Millennial bloggers with My Little Ponies protest Prabowo’s lack of ‘unicorn’ knowledge

When you tick off tech bronies, they bring ponies to their protests.

Bukalapak CEO’s ‘new president’ tweet triggers political hashtags war on social media

Bukalapak CEO’s ‘new president’ tweet triggers political hashtags war on social media

Achmad Zaky, CEO of Indonesian e-commerce site Bukalapak — one of the country’s four startup unicorns — may have unwittingly deepened the political divide in Indonesia in...

Police arrest 4 who allegedly scammed up to IDR10 million a day from Go-Jek through ‘fictitious orders’

Police arrest 4 who allegedly scammed up to IDR10 million a day from Go-Jek through ‘fictitious orders’

Scammers exploiting any technological loophole they can to illegally make money through ride-hailing apps is certainly not a new phenomenon in Indonesia, but the Jakarta Metro...

IT Ministry says Instagram took down controversial comic strip series about gay Muslim characters

IT Ministry says Instagram took down controversial comic strip series about gay Muslim characters

Instagram has fulfilled an Indonesian government request to take down an account that posted comic strips about gay Muslim characters, according to the country’s Information and...

Indonesia’s IT Ministry threatens to block Instagram over comic strip depicting gay Muslim characters

Indonesia’s IT Ministry threatens to block Instagram over comic strip depicting gay Muslim characters

Indonesia’s Information and Communications Ministry (Kominfo) says it has sent an official letter to Instagram demanding they block an account by a user posting self-drawn comic...


By signing up for our newsletters you agree with our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy

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.