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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 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 21 Oct 2015 | 4:28 PM

Thai junta plans new military unit to curb online dissent

Thailand’s junta said it planned to create a new military unit to fight online dissent, as Internet freedom campaigners said they were training hundreds of volunteers for a “cyber war” against censorship.

TECH 28 Sep 2015 | 3:49 PM

Junta mulls ‘Great Firewall’ for Thailand

Thailand’s junta is facing growing opposition over plans to introduce a single Internet gateway for the country in a bid to increase the government’s ability to monitor the Web and block content.

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 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 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.

TECH 08 Oct 2015 | 4:14 PM

Thai military's plan for 'Great Firewall' risks Internet competition

A proposal by Thailand's junta for a single Internet gateway to allow authorities to monitor content would destroy competition and was reminiscent of the most authoritarian measures to stifle free speech, a former information minister said.