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Korea King Pan Ordered to Stop Advertising

BANGKOK — The Consumer Protection Board on Wednesday ordered a halt to advertisements of an aggressively marketed frying pan for making false claims, prompting...

‘Dog Jelly’ Horrifies Netizens, But Vendor Says Sales Swift

BANGKOK — A Thai sweets vendor’s creativity left the social media appalled when she shared her latest creation online Tuesday.

Facebook Threatened on Belief Govt Had Warrants it Didn’t

BANGKOK — After an ultimatum had passed Tuesday for Facebook to act on censorship demands, telecommunication regulators admitted that necessary court orders hadn’t actually been obtained before threatening the social media giant with criminal action last week.

Cybersecurity Bill Would Grant PM Absolute Online Power

BANGKOK — The chief author of new, comprehensive cybersecurity legislation said Tuesday that giving the government access to private sector computer systems is necessary to protect the nation from cyber attacks.

Facebook Stands by Policy as Govt Ultimatum Passes

BANGKOK — Facebook will not block 131 items deemed defamatory to the monarchy by the government until it receives proper court warrants, an intermediary...

Thai Variant of ‘WannaCrypt’ Detected, Govt Says Initial Damage Limited

BANGKOK — As Thailand seemed spared the full force of a ransomware attack that has wreaked havoc throughout the world, a possible Thai variant of the program surfaced Monday afternoon.

On Back of ‘Ransomware’ Attack, Indonesia Urges Businesses to Update Security

LONDON — The Indonesian government is urging businesses to update computer security after two hospitals were affected by a "ransomware" cyberattack that has hit dozens of countries.

100,000 Groups in 150 Nations Hit by ‘WannaCry’ Cyberattack

LONDON — Europol, the European Union's police agency, says the international "ransomware" cyberattack has so far hit more than 100,000 organizations in at least...

Korea King Panned For False Advertising

BANGKOK — This magic frying pan with the celebrity endorsement retails for 18,000 baht, but – act now! – and get two for only...

820 Items Defaming Monarchy Tackled Since October: Army Cyber Center

BANGKOK — The Royal Thai Army’s cyber unit claimed success Thursday in defense of the monarchy online, saying it has gone after 820 items since October.

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