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TECH 16 Dec 2016 | 11:02 AM

Thai junta passes controversial cyber-crime law

Thailand’s rubber-stamp parliament on Dec 16 passed a controversial cyber-crime law that critics say strengthens the junta’s ability to police the web and squeeze out criticism.

TECH 24 Oct 2016 | 6:30 AM

Thai junta says Google removing content with royal insults

Thailand’s government met with representatives from Internet giant Google, amid growing calls from Thai hardline royalists to bring those who insult the monarchy to justice, as many Thais look with uncertainty to a future without their revered king.

TECH 19 Oct 2016 | 10:18 AM

Thais step up web surveillance after king’s death

Thai “cyber-scouts” have flagged scores of websites for alleged royal defamation since the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej and are monitoring all communication channels, a junta official said.

Technology 21 Sep 2016 | 7:00 AM

Pocket change: Myanmar banks on mobile money

Carrying her wages in wads of cash across Myanmar was once a risky, onerous but unavoidable ritual for maid Khin Myint Oo. But now she just pings off a text to move the money to her children back home as mobile banking sweeps the country.

Technology 25 Aug 2016 | 8:31 AM

Thai ATMs hacked by gang linked to Taiwan theft

A gang of foreign criminals stole millions of baht by hacking a Thai bank’s ATM network in a theft believed linked to a similar one in Taiwan, police said.

TECH 24 Aug 2016 | 5:07 AM

Thai military court accepts case against 'Facebook Eight'

A Thai military court accepted a case on Aug 23 against eight people charged with ridiculing junta leader Prayuth Chan-ocha on Facebook, extending a crackdown against dissent after Thais voted earlier this month to accept a military-backed charter.

TECH 23 Aug 2016 | 2:30 AM

Pokémon's a no-go on Bangkok’s roads

The hunters have become the hunted. Police in Bangkok announced a crackdown against Thai drivers playing Pokémon Go following complaints that the craze was bringing further gridlock to an already notoriously congested metropolis.

TECH 11 Aug 2016 | 9:48 AM

Thai police want to intercept phone calls in national security cases

A new scheme that would allow Thai police to intercept telephone calls in national security cases has been put forward to cabinet for approval, police said on Aug 11, a move that has alarmed rights groups.

TECH 09 Aug 2016 | 9:42 AM

Thai junta uneasy about Pokémon Go craze

Pokémon Go’s debut in Thailand has alarmed the country’s generals, prompting the kingdom’s junta chief to warn youngsters against playing too much and the army to ban the game from barracks.

TECH 26 Jul 2016 | 6:30 AM

Thai students use social media to stoke opposition to draft charter

Thai student protesters will use social media tools, from Facebook to Japanese messaging app Line, to persuade voters to reject a military-backed draft constitution, some of the activists said.