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Aug 02, 2022 08:04 PM
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Indonesia Briefly Blocks PayPal in Move to Police Its Internet

Indonesia temporarily suspended PayPal services as the country tightens its internet regulations. Photo: Bloomberg
Indonesia temporarily suspended PayPal services as the country tightens its internet regulations. Photo: Bloomberg

(Bloomberg) — Indonesia began blocking websites from gaming store Steam to digital wallet PayPal Holdings Inc. over the weekend, making good on promises to bar internet services that don’t register locally and submit to a tightening regulatory regime.

The government briefly barred PayPal from operating, before backtracking to give the digital wallet operator an additional five days to submit its paperwork, the U.S. firm said on its local web page.

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