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Amazon, Google Face Tax Test as Indonesia Reins In E-Commerce

  • New laws may force companies to reveal e-commerce sales data
  • With more phones than people, online sales grew 80% in 2018
A Baduy tribeswoman weaves at home.
A Baduy tribeswoman weaves at home.Photographer: Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images

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Traditional members of Indonesia’s Baduy tribe shun footwear and live in woven bamboo houses without electricity, harvesting honey from natural beehives and weaving intricate traditional fabrics by hand. Some younger members then sell the stuff on Instagram.