Sharp launches new refrigerator with halal certification from Indonesian Ulema Council

Do refrigerators run on pig’s blood? We didn’t think so, so why on earth is there a halal-certified fridge in Indonesia?

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Viral Instagram post prompts e-commerce site to take down spy cameras disguised as clothes hooks

Viral Instagram post prompts e-commerce site to take down spy cameras disguised as clothes hooks

Thanks to a Indonesian netizen, we know to look out for spy cameras in changing rooms.

Indonesian police will question Facebook this week as part of criminal investigation into user data leak

Indonesian police will question Facebook this week as part of criminal investigation into user data leak

The data leak may become a criminal matter.

Indonesia won’t block Facebook despite massive Cambride Analytica data breach

Indonesia won’t block Facebook despite massive Cambride Analytica data breach

It appears that Communications and Information Minister Rudiantara’s much publicized threats to block Facebook “without hesitation” if the social media giant were found to...

Indonesia 3rd most affected country in Cambridge Analytica scandal, over 1 million users’ data mined says Facebook

Indonesia 3rd most affected country in Cambridge Analytica scandal, over 1 million users’ data mined says Facebook

Over a million Indonesians may have had their personal information improperly collected by data analysis firm Cambridge Analytica (CA) on Facebook, according to an estimate by the...

Facebook working with third-party fact-checker Tirto to combat fake news leading up to elections

Facebook working with third-party fact-checker Tirto to combat fake news leading up to elections

While this could be nothing more than just lip service (looking at you, Zuck), Facebook Indonesia says it is taking extra steps to combat fake news and hoaxes as Indonesia enters...

Don’t dial back: Indonesians report ‘wangiri’ missed call phone scam with overseas numbers

Don’t dial back: Indonesians report ‘wangiri’ missed call phone scam with overseas numbers

A phone scam seen around the world has reportedly been targeting Indonesians as of late, potentially sucking up our precious pulsa (phone credit) or racking up our phone bills.

Online motorcycle taxi drivers protest about low pay to president, Jokowi offers to mediate

Online motorcycle taxi drivers protest about low pay to president, Jokowi offers to mediate

The drivers aren't happy about earning IDR1,600 per kilometer driven.

Uber app will no longer work in SEA from April 8 onwards; Grab promises no fare hikes

Uber app will no longer work in SEA from April 8 onwards; Grab promises no fare hikes

Yeap, it’s official — Grab has won the long ride-hailing battle against Uber in Southeast Asia. The Singapore-based firm announced today it has bought its US rival’s...

Telkomsel leaves other Indonesian mobile internet providers trailing in new speed test

Telkomsel leaves other Indonesian mobile internet providers trailing in new speed test

State-owned telco Telkomsel comfortably beat out five other major mobile internet providers in Indonesia when it comes to connection speed, according to a recent speed test.


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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.