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Indonesia demands more answers from Facebook on data misuse

“According to CNBC, Facebook was also suspending data analytics firm CubeYou to investigate how it was collecting information through quizzes” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. More than 115 million Indonesians use Facebook and authorities in the Southeast Asian country have been pressing the firm to explain how personal data was harvested by political consultancy Cambridge Analytica via a personality quiz.The Indonesian communications ministry was also seeking confirmation on technical measures to limit data access in Facebook and more information on an audit the social media company was doing on…

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Indonesia is on path to joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership, finance minister says

“Indrawati said Indonesia’s trade focus in future would not solely focus on TPP nations” writes David Reid for cnbc.com. Indrawati was appointed finance minister in 2016 having previously served in the same post between 2005 and 2010.After the United States abandoned plans to join the TPP trade agreement, 11 other countries decided to revive it and signed a revised version in March. Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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Facebook Faces Indonesian Police Investigation Over Data Breach

“Facebook Inc is facing possible criminal sanctions in Indonesia as police begin to investigate whether the social-media company breached privacy laws and allowed the data of Indonesian users to be improperly shared” writes unknown author for bloomberg.com. Facebook said it had taken steps to make its privacy tools easier to find and restrict data access on its platform. Source: bloomberg.com Share This:

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Facebook has launched an Express Wi-Fi Android app in Kenya and Indonesia: Report

“According to a TechCrunch report, Facebook has launched the Express Wi-Fi Android app in two countries, namely Kenya and Indonesia, though the Express Wi-Fi network is present in five developing countries” reports firstpost.com. Facebook has reportedly launched Express Wi-Fi Android app in the Google Play store.This is how the Express Wi-Fi app works.The data packs for the Wi-Fi networks are bought by Facebook users and they also get prompts from Facebook if they are near an Express Wi-Fi hotspot. Source: firstpost.com Share This:

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Indonesia to consider clemency for radical cleric

“The Indonesian government is considering house arrest or other forms of clemency for the ailing radical cleric who was the ideological leader of the Bali bombers and is now in prison for helping to fund a jihadist training camp” writes Associated Press for theguardian.com. Wiranto, the government’s top security minister, said on Friday that a meeting of security ministers and police will make a recommendation on Abu Bakar Bashir’s treatment to President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo. “Clemency, pardon, house arrest or just hospital treatment. Source: theguardian.com Share This:

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Indonesia seizes luxury yacht linked to 1MDB investigation: police

“Among the assets sought were a $250 million luxury yacht bought by Malaysian financier Jho Low, named as a key figure in the U.S. lawsuits” reports businessinsider.com. Whether we can do a joint investigation later or whether we can hand it over later, we are in the process of collecting and investigating.”.  Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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Lost bones, a mass grave and war wrecks plundered in the Java Sea

“Many of the old warships were at least 100 metres long, and some down as deep as 70 metres” writes Kate Lamb for theguardian.com. Dutch, British, Australian and American warships all went down in a naval campaign that led to the Japanese takeover of the then Dutch East Indies.Among other discoveries, the expedition team found that three British warships, including two E-class destroyers, HMS Electra and HMS Encounter, and heavy cruiser HMS Exeter, had also been fully or partially removed. Source: theguardian.com Share This:

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Indonesia cemetery dug up in search for bones of British and Dutch sailors

“Work has begun to excavate a cemetery in Indonesia where officials believe the remains of British and Dutch sailors were dumped by scrap metal merchants who have raised sections of warships sunk during the Battle of the Java Sea” writes Philip Johnston for telegraph.co.uk. They are acting on a report on the Indonesian news site Tirto.com in January that claimed Indonesian workers at Brodong’s port had been contracted to disassemble ships that had been recovered from waters off Indonesia, but which allegedly included vessels from the British and Dutch navies…

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Brexit: UK targets Indonesia in first test of ‘Global Britain’ strategy 

“British engineers could be handed lucrative contracts with Indonesia to regenerate its ailing road and rail networks under a government push to boost trade and diplomatic ties with Southeast Asia after Brexit, the Telegraph has learned” writes Asa Bennett for telegraph.co.uk. The move would pit British firms against Chinese and Japanese trade giants who are vying for influence over Indonesia’s booming economy, in one of the first tests of the UK’s post-Brexit “Global Britain” strategy. “We are trying to get a greater slice of the action,” Moazzam Malik, the British…

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