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Myanmar's gaming scene is mushrooming, but frequent power cuts are holding players back in the emerging democracy.
eSports star Myint was on the cusp of victory when the screens went dark in the Yangon cafe where he competes, costing him thousands of dollars in missed prize-money and denting his reputation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.