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TECH 03 Dec 2018 | 12:00 AM

Thai election fight turns to YouTube, Facebook after campaign ban

The battle to win over millions of first-time and undecided Thai voters is now increasingly being fought online as the military-run government bans campaigning ahead of a general election expected next year.

TECH 16 Nov 2018 | 7:29 AM

Thai proposal for all-powerful cyber agency alarms businesses, activists

A proposed cybersecurity law in Thailand would give a new government agency sweeping powers to spy on Internet traffic, order the removal of content, or even seize computers without judicial oversight, alarming businesses and activists.

TECH 23 Aug 2017 | 11:00 PM

Myanmar’s startups map past, shape future with virtual reality

Gasps echo across the hall as the Myanmar school kids trial virtual reality goggles, marvelling at a device that allows some of Asia’s poorest people to walk on the moon or dive beneath the waves.

TECH 20 Jun 2017 | 12:44 AM

Thailand plans cyber network scrutiny, law to toughen online monitoring

Thailand aims to buy software to strengthen the military government's ability to track online networks and monitor online activity while planning a cyber law that will expand powers to pry into private communications.

TECH 22 May 2017 | 10:44 AM

Thailand extends web controls from composers of illicit content to viewers

Thai authorities are targeting not only those who post or share material considered insulting to the monarchy, but even those who look at it, police said, in an escalation in how Thailand deals with critics of the royal family.

TECH 16 May 2017 | 8:20 AM

Thailand backs down on Facebook ban over royal posts

Thai authorities backed down on their threat to ban Facebook over posts deemed critical of the royal family after officials said the social networking giant had agreed to expunge such content.

TECH 16 May 2017 | 4:31 AM

Facebook still accessible in Thailand as government deadline passes

The Facebook social media site was still available in Thailand on May 16 after concerns arose that authorities would shut it down if Facebook did not take down content deemed threatening to national security.

TECH 07 Mar 2017 | 11:27 AM

Thai transport authorities crack down on Uber, Grab drivers, seek ban

Thailand's transport authorities have begun a crackdown on drivers for ride-hailing services Uber and Grab and want the military government to ban them, a transport official said on March 7.