Kominfo Tech Firm Blockages; US Embassy to Help Bridge Communication

2 August 2022 09:00 WIB

Logo of the Communications and Information Ministry (Kominfo). Kominfo

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Communication and Informatics Ministry (Kominfo) claims that it is trying every possible way to reach out to tech companies that are regulated as electronic system operators (PSE) which have not registered themselves with the Ministry. This comes after the controversial move the Ministry took recently by blocking access to 7 overseas PSE firms comprising Paypal, Yahoo, Origin.com, and Epic Games. 

Other tech companies that were blocked, which effectively disables their large user base to use their services, include Steam, Dota, and CS Go. However, the aforementioned has responded to the Ministry via email but has yet filled the government’s registration form. 

The Kominfo Ministry announced it will ask for assistance from the United States Embassy in Jakarta, aimed to facilitate communication between the Indonesian government with US-based tech companies Yahoo, Epic Games, and Origins. 

"We also ask for the help of the United States embassy to communicate with the PSE considering the communication efforts made by Kominfo so far in various ways have not received any response at all," said Director General of Informatics Applications Semuel Abrijani Pangerapan, quoted from a written statement on Monday, August 1.

“The embassy is currently helping to bridge the communication,” said the director general who believes the goodwill of companies to respond to Indonesia’s request is crucial in letting the three gaming platform be used by its Indonesian subscribers. 

Blocked access to Paypal was one of the largest controversies in recent days after the Communication and Informatics Ministry (Kominfo) blocked access to the multinational financial technology company. Fortunately, access was temporarily reopened on July 31 and will last until August 5, which gives time to users that kept money on this platform. 

MARIA FRANSISCA LAHUR

Click here to get the latest news updates from Tempo on Google News



Kominfo to Switch Off Analog TV in 284 Regencies, Cities after Greater Jakarta

12 hari lalu

Kominfo to Switch Off Analog TV in 284 Regencies, Cities after Greater Jakarta

Kominfo Ministry plans to end analog television broadcasts or kick-start the Analog Switch Off (ASO) program in 93 service areas.


MNC Group CEO to File Lawsuit Over Govt's Analog TV Switch-off

31 hari lalu

MNC Group CEO to File Lawsuit Over Govt's Analog TV Switch-off

MNC Group CEO Hary Tanoesoedibjo alias Hary Tanoe will take legal action over the government's policy of analog switch-off (ASO).


State Losses from Alleged Kominfo's BTS Corruption May Hit Rp1tn

32 hari lalu

State Losses from Alleged Kominfo's BTS Corruption May Hit Rp1tn

The Indonesian Attorney General Office (AGO) estimated that state losses due to alleged corruption in Kominfo's BTS project reached Rp1 trillion.


Indonesia Officially Ends Analog TV Broadcasts: Kominfo

32 hari lalu

Indonesia Officially Ends Analog TV Broadcasts: Kominfo

Indonesia's Kominfo Ministry officially ended analog television broadcasts at 24:00 Jakarta time, Wednesday, November 2, 2022.


Indonesia to Build 4 Data Centers Including in New Capital Nusantara: Kominfo

40 hari lalu

Indonesia to Build 4 Data Centers Including in New Capital Nusantara: Kominfo

Kominfo Minister Johnny G. Plate announced that the government planned to build four data centers with tier 4 certification.


Indonesia to End Analog TV Services in Greater Jakarta on October 5

23 September 2022

Indonesia to End Analog TV Services in Greater Jakarta on October 5

The Indonesian government will stop broadcasting analog television in Greater Jakarta on October 5, 2022.


Expert Talks of Changing Phone Numbers after Cyber Attack

19 September 2022

Expert Talks of Changing Phone Numbers after Cyber Attack

Cyber security expert Abhimanyu Wachjoewidajat talked of changing a phone number after getting a cyber attack.


Kominfo Minister Admits to Changing Phone Number due to Cyber Attack

16 September 2022

Kominfo Minister Admits to Changing Phone Number due to Cyber Attack

Kominfo Minister Johnny G. Plate has spoken up about his cellphone number being changed to a United States number.


Expert on Major Data Leaks: Baby Boomers Should Not Manage Crucial Data

8 September 2022

Expert on Major Data Leaks: Baby Boomers Should Not Manage Crucial Data

Expert suggests the government should not give big data management to baby boomers following multiple data leak cases.


Cybersecurity Expert Confirms Validity of 105 Mln Leaked Indonesians Data

8 September 2022

Cybersecurity Expert Confirms Validity of 105 Mln Leaked Indonesians Data

Cybersecurity expert Alfons Tanujaya confirmed the validity of several ID numbers or NIK from 105 million leaked Indonesian population data.