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Gov’t Payment System Offline As Hacktivists Focus Online Assault

BANGKOK — Online agitators escalated their attacks in protest of the new Computer Crime Act on Wednesday by targeting access to the military regime’s...

Junta Defends BNK48 Frontwoman’s Appearance on Gov’t Show

BANGKOK — A new gig on behalf of the military regime has drawn accusations that a girl group and pop-culture juggernaut is in bed...

Facebookers Panic Over Fears Junta ‘Hacking’ Accounts

By Pravit Rojanaphruk
Senior Staff Writer

BANGKOK — Junta critics were struck with paranoia over the security of Facebook this week, with some fearing authorities had gained the ability to access accounts.

Junta Readies ‘Great Firewall of Thailand’

BANGKOK — Thai authorities have taken steps toward achieving their stated desire of gaining greater control of internet use by creating a single gateway for all internet traffic in and out of the kingdom.

Silpakorn Apologizes for ‘Shameless and Irresponsible’ Sieg-Heiling Students

BANGKOK — Silpakorn University announced it would investigate students who recently dressed as German Nazis and Chinese Red Guards and apologized for the incident.

‘My Mate Nate’ Charged With Railway Obstruction (Photos)

BANGKOK — A controversial American YouTuber who was slammed for flattening coins on train tracks was charged Monday with railway obstruction and trespassing.

Regulator Shuts Down Booze Buffet; Threatens to Prosecute People Sharing Alcohol Pics

BANGKOK — Thailand’s top anti-alcohol crusader is back, and he wants the internet to know even unintentionally promoting alcohol can lead to prosecution.

Forest Ranger Sacked For Poaching in His Own Forest

BANGKOK — A forestry official was sacked from his job Monday after the director-general of the Forestry Department saw his posts bragging about jungle cats, mongooses and other wild animals he has killed.

Netizens Side With Farang YouTuber Wronged by Airport Taxi

BANGKOK — It’s an age-old tale: Boy lands at airport, boy meets taxi, taxi rips off boy.

Facebook Must Act on Anti-Rohingya Hate Speech: UN Free Speech Chief

BANGKOK — Facebook should police the kind of hate speech and disinformation fanning the flames of conflict in Myanmar, the UN’s special rapporteur on...

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