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IT Experts: Alternative Public DNS Blockage is a Waste

It seems that Indonesia’s internet ecosystem is getting more and more likely to Turkey’s in term of the freedom of using Internet. Unfortunately, it’s not actually something to cherish for. After confirming that they ‘officially’ block the alternative public DNS for the sake of its Healthy Internet Campaign, the government, in this case the Ministry of Communication and Information (MCI), is seen by many to be lacking of comprehension in addressing the people’s freedom in exploring the digital world.

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Analysis  Opinion 

Can We Trust TrustedCompany?

TrustedCompany has just sealed a USD 1 million of Series A funding from three major investors. The fund is obtained to enhance their ideas by protecting online shoppers from the possibility of getting scammed based on consumer reviews. Nevertheless, after paying a visit to the platform and analyzing the posted comments, we were forced to grow our suspicion towards the startup. Can we really trust TrustedCompany?

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Opinion 

6 Indonesian Startups That The World Needs To Know

Whenever I meet people who is not from Indonesia, I am constantly being asked what are the exciting Indonesian startups these days. It’s a tough question, since I don’t know what classifies as “exciting” or “good” for a startup. But I’ve gathered 6 startups that I think qualifies as both “exciting” and “good” in the sense that if you’re an investor, you should definitely take a look; if you’re an entrepreneur, you should check it out anyway.

These are 6 Indonesian startups that I think has a unique product, and has a good chance to grow outside of Indonesian market, and hopefully also the global market.

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Opinion 

Not About Uber: Regulations Should Grow With Us, Not Against Us

Regulations, i.e. made by the government to apply in a certain country, are meant to regulate the way things are for the benefit of the many (and in most cases, the country as well). We are in a time where technology is increasingly often challenging rules and creating regulatory problems, since when problems have not existed before, how can they be regulated (or prevented)?

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Opinion 

Should Local Apps Be Pre-loaded on Devices?

Nowadays, there are more and more local applications created. In terms of quality, a number of those apps are even comparable internationally. Just take a look at PicMix, a local application which was initially created to fill in the lack of Instagram on BlackBerry, which eventually gained 18 million users globally. The fact though, most Indonesians aren’t aware of these local apps. Bundling local apps or having them pre-loaded on certain devices could be an alternative to keep developing local applications.

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