Indonesia’s IT Ministry warns BlackBerry Messenger over ‘pornographic’ manga found in app

Hentai, the Japanese term to describe erotic anime and manga (in other words, cartoon porn), has, according to the government, made its way in comic strips form into the popular chat app BlackBerry Messenger (BBM), causing outrage in Indonesia.

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Indonesia’s IT Ministry threatens to block gaming platform Steam over controversial ‘Fight of Gods’ video game

Indonesia’s IT Ministry threatens to block gaming platform Steam over controversial ‘Fight of Gods’ video game

There’s no doubt that the video game developer that decided to Buddha, Odin, Zeus, Moses, and Jesus together in a fighting game knew they were going to create controversy, but...

Telkom satellite failure knocks out numerous services including many ATMs, BCA waiving withdrawal fees from other ATMs during interim

Telkom satellite failure knocks out numerous services including many ATMs, BCA waiving withdrawal fees from other ATMs during interim

If you're having trouble finding a working BCA ATM, you're not alone...

Indonesia’s IT ministry blocks GIF search site Giphy.com over gambling advertisements

Indonesia’s IT ministry blocks GIF search site Giphy.com over gambling advertisements

Yeah, what he said.

FPI leader Rizieq Shihab’s lawyer alleged to be consultant for racist meme syndicate Saracen, denies involvement

FPI leader Rizieq Shihab’s lawyer alleged to be consultant for racist meme syndicate Saracen, denies involvement

News about Saracen, a for-hire cyber-criminal network that has allegedly been spreading hateful memes based on race and religion in Indonesia, has been dominating the local media...

Indonesian police say racist meme ‘syndicate’ paid millions of rupiah to spread hate online, clients being hunted down

Indonesian police say racist meme ‘syndicate’ paid millions of rupiah to spread hate online, clients being hunted down

The National Police’s arrest of alleged leaders of a cyber criminal network called Saracen (an organization so large and well organized that the local media have dubbed them a...

Google Station, the tech giant’s free high-speed public Wi-Fi initiative, is coming to Jakarta and rest of Indonesia soon

Google Station, the tech giant’s free high-speed public Wi-Fi initiative, is coming to Jakarta and rest of Indonesia soon

YAY

WATCH: Incredible 300-drone light show at Asian Games one-year countdown ceremony

WATCH: Incredible 300-drone light show at Asian Games one-year countdown ceremony

Sure, this drone light show tech may look cool now, but just think how hard it's going to be to run away from the drone swarms when they go all Terminator on us.

Police arrest leaders of meme ‘syndicate’ for spreading hateful content based on race and religion on social media

Police arrest leaders of meme ‘syndicate’ for spreading hateful content based on race and religion on social media

Indonesia’s National Police recently made what could be described as their biggest meme-related arrests ever after they captured the leaders of a meme-sharing network so large...

IT Ministry looking into automatic pornography detection tech after saying it’s only managed to manually block 800,000 sites

IT Ministry looking into automatic pornography detection tech after saying it’s only managed to manually block 800,000 sites

If there’s one battle that’s impossible to win, it’s the battle to block every single instance of internet porn. But that is the battle the Indonesian government has been...


 

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.