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Indonesia Briefly Blocks PayPal in Move to Police Its Internet

  • PayPal block was briefly lifted to let users access wallets
  • Tech giants agree to comply with regulations to avoid a ban

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 US firm said on its local web page.