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Indonesia blocks Steam, PayPal and other services over missed regulatory deadline

Indonesia is blocking residents from accessing various online platforms after those services failed to comply with a July 29th regulatory deadline, reports Reuters (via The Verge). Among the affected platforms are PayPal, Steam and Yahoo (owned by Engadget’s parent company Apollo Management).

Under the country’s 2020 MR5 law, companies labeled as “Private Electronic System Providers” had until this week to register with a government database or face an outright ban. Similar to India’s restrictive 2021 IT law, MR5 gives Indonesia the power to force online platforms to take down content the government deems unlawful or a threat to public order. In instances involving “urgent” requests, services have four hours to take action.

According to Reuters, a handful of tech companies, including Google, Meta and Amazon, rushed in recent days to meet Friday’s deadline. Indonesia may restore access to some of the online services that are currently blocked in the country, provided they register with the government.

PayPal and Valve did not immediately respond to Engadget’s request for comment. Semuel Abrijani Pangerapan, the general director of Indonesia’s Ministry of Communication and Information, told a local news network that the government could temporarily lift restrictions on PayPal to allow users to withdraw their money.

Organizations like the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Human Rights Watch have criticized Indonesia’s new content moderation rules. “[MR5] is a tool for censorship that imposes unrealistic burdens on the many digital services and platforms that are used in Indonesia,” said Linda Lakhdhir, Asia legal advisor at Human Rights Watch. “It poses serious risks to the privacy, freedom of speech, and access to information of Indonesian internet users.”

Many Indonesians have also come out against the law, using hashtags like “BlokirKominfo” to voice their opposition to the government’s actions. On Saturday, Pangerapan dismissed those criticisms, saying the measure would help protect the country’s internet users.

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Elden Ring is an enormous missed opportunity for Google Stadia

Unless you’ve been avoiding social media all weekend, you’ve probably heard about Elden Ring, FromSoftware’s latest game. Maybe seen a couple screenshots, a clip of a particularly intense boss battle, or just people on Twitter talking about item discoveries, secrets around the map, or anything else. It’s a huge game that’s garnering near perfect reviews […]

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Goodbye Quibi, we hardly knew you and you won’t be missed

It’s less than a day since The Verge reported that Quibi had quietly launched apps for Apple TV, Android TV, and Fire TV, but it seems that bringing the mobile-focused video service came too late to save it. Despite having only launched earlier this year, it seems that Quibi is already preparing to shut down. […]

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OnePlus announced the OnePlus 7T Pro today; here’s what you missed

OnePlus pulled back the curtains on the OnePlus 7T Pro today, which was a phone that we weren’t even sure existed. The OnePlus 7T dropped a few weeks ago, but the Pro model was totally absent from the event. Turns out that launch was simply delayed, and now the OnePlus 7T Pro is official for […]

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Stories you missed: Nike’s self-lacing shoes, Apple flips the bird, Facebook search

It can be challenging to keep track of everything that happens in the tech world. That’s why we have compiled a list of the top 10 tech stories from this week — just for you. From Nike’s charitable way of celebrating Back to the Future to iOS 9.1 and new emoji for iPhone owners, it’s all here.

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10 stories you missed: Digital rat brains, YouTube tycoons, Die Hard 6

It can be challenging to keep track of everything that happens in the tech world. That’s why we have compiled a list of the top 10 tech stories from this week — just for you. From Facebook’s data on coming out on social media to Apple’s surprising patent loss, it’s all here.

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Stories you missed: Netflix price hike, water on Pluto, Lyft hacks Uber

It can be challenging to keep track of everything that happens in the tech world. That’s why we have compiled a list of the top 10 tech stories from this week — just for you. From Netflix upping its subscription price to an attempted hack of Uber linked to competitor Lyft, it’s all here.

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Stories you missed this week: Simulating Mars on Earth, 3D sound, an adorable Droid

It can be challenging to keep track of everything that happens in the tech world. That’s why we have compiled a list of the top 10 tech stories from this week — just for you. We’ve got news from IFA 2015 and much more.

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Stories you missed this week: Wiz Khalifa ‘hoverboard’ arrest, the next Hummer

It can be challenging to keep track of everything that happens in the tech world. That’s why we have compiled a list of the top 10 tech stories from this week — just for you. We’ve got news of Apple’s iPhone 6S September 9 event and more.

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Stories you missed this week: An Apple Music festival, bizarre bike pedals, and more

It can be challenging to keep track of everything that happens in the tech world. That’s why, we have compiled a list of the top 10 tech stories from this week — just for you.

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Stories you missed this week: Tinder dumps its CEO, Samsung’s dueling Galaxies

It can be challenging to keep track of everything that happens in the tech world. That’s why, we have compiled a list of the top 10 tech stories from this week — just for you.

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10 tech stories you missed this week: Lexus hoverboard unveiled, Jon Stewart signs off

It can be challenging to keep track of everything that happens in the tech world. That’s why, we have compiled a list of the top 10 tech stories from this week — just for you.

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