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TECH 06 May 2016 | 11:18 AM

Fear spreads as Thai junta jails online critics

The Thai junta’s fresh arrests of online critics is spreading paranoia across the country, say rights activists, with eight people being held for disparaging the regime on Facebook.

TECH 27 Apr 2016 | 8:08 AM

Thai Facebook group charged for 'foul language' about draft constitution

Thailand's election commission filed charges against a group for posting "foul and strong" comments online criticising a military-backed draft constitution, the first case filed under a law that prohibits campaigning on the charter.

TECH 21 Apr 2016 | 3:30 AM

Ethiopia banks on mobile money for financial growth

Outside a small store on a dirt track in the remote Ethiopian town of Doni, long queues wait for government cash handouts by the most modern of methods: mobile phone.

TECH 07 Apr 2016 | 9:09 AM

Line removes satirical Thai royal family emoticons

A set of emoticons satirising Thailand’s royal family have been removed by the messaging application Line, in a country where discussion of the monarchy is tightly controlled by a draconian royal insult law.

TECH 29 Mar 2016 | 4:17 AM

Data breach reveals expat details in Thailand

The personal details of thousands of foreign nationals living in southern Thailand were briefly leaked online in what the site’s developer admitted was a data breach during a test for police.

TECH 28 Mar 2016 | 6:03 AM

Myanmar picks Vietnam’s Viettel for fourth telecom license

Myanmar is granting its fourth telecom licence to a consortium led by a Vietnamese mobile network operator and including a military-run company, as it looks to further open up its young but increasingly competitive telecoms market.

Technology 22 Mar 2016 | 5:24 AM

Telecoms firm misses Thai 4G payment deadline

Thailand’s 4G expansion was thrown into disarray after a telecoms company that beat more established rivals at an auction last year failed to meet its first payment deadline, voiding the bid.

TECH 01 Feb 2016 | 4:55 AM

Thai junta pressures Facebook, Line to censor online posts

Thailand's military government will try to persuade media companies Facebook and Line to comply with court orders to remove content it considers harmful to peace and order, a senior official said.

TECH 18 Jan 2016 | 6:00 AM

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi bemoans youth ‘wasting time’ online

Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi, who was forced to spend years of solitude under house arrest, has hit out at young people “wasting time” on computer games and social networking.

TECH 21 Dec 2015 | 9:03 AM

Soaring aspirations of Myanmar's drone enthusiasts

In a ramshackle workshop behind a bustling Yangon market, Kyi Tha fixes the plastic propeller of a home-made drone, one of a growing number of enthusiasts refusing to let poverty clip the wings of their high-tech dreams.