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    Just reading a recent news article in the Jakarta Post, stating that the Indonesian government has blocked 800,000 websites. The article stated that the vast majority of these websites were related to pornography gambling, and hoax spreading. There were also a handful of sites related radicalism blocked as well.

    I suppose Indonesia should do what it feels appropriate for their country. However, I'm just curious as to how far they may go. Often when security task forces get started up, they keep on going. The article in the Jakarta Post said there is a process to lift a block, however I can only imagine that's not going to be easy. My mind jumped to conclusions, and thought about the recent severance of ties with JPMorgan Chase bank. Would they go as far as to start blocking organizations like banks and companies someone in authority deems politically unsound? This is more or less what happens in China. I've not been to China, but I'm told they block a lot of things, with the most noticeable around social media. A good friend of mine said it was downright painful in some cases using the internet to search for some things over there.

    Where things would get really interesting if they start blocking proxy servers and virtual PCs/servers in other countries that have full access to all these sites. If they haven't already done so, all those wanting to access to these blocked sites would be able to access them via proxy. However, this would be bad news for all those with legitimate reasons to access foreign servers in this way.

    In any case, I'm not sure if this action has really affected the normal daily usage for people living in Indonesia. Or has it?

    -harvester

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    Originally posted by harvester View Post
    (1) ... Would they go as far as to start blocking organizations like banks and companies someone in authority deems politically unsound? ...

    (2) In any case, I'm not sure if this action has really affected the normal daily usage for people living in Indonesia. Or has it?

    (1) I don't know , but as humans make mistakes , it is possible . Although some negative things can happen , I guess governments in general should block some websites (so many scams , gambling , hate spreading , race propaganda , how to make bombs , ...) . In my view , governments should be like parents , must interfere any time their children may be harmed .

    (2) Didn't affect my normal usage .

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      http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2...-websites.html
      I found the article.

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      • #4

        IT Act must be made more stringent, negative effects created by websites that can be accessed by anyone and anywhere can make minors can access various sites that they should not. Hopefully the government can better protect the young generation of Indonesia
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            The article stated that the vast majority of these websites were related to pornography gambling,
            Blocking porn and gambling is not bad at all. It rots your mind fast and you just become another degenerate.

            Hoax... hmm, who decides what is hoax and what is not (unless it's painfully obvious)?

            Radicalism? Religious, political, vegan, SJW, political correctness etc fanatics are bad news no matter where you are. Again, sometimes hard to tell unless really obvious.

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