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So Much Green: Google Declares All Bangkok is Parkland

BANGKOK — Users of Google’s popular mapping feature were surprised Friday to find much of Thailand – and all of Bangkok – had become parkland.

Ecology of Intrusion: Report Details Thai State’s Assault on Internet Privacy

BANGKOK — When Facebook abruptly vanished from virtual Thailand in 2014, it was as if the social media-addicted masses were exposed to the vacuum of space. The gasping lasted about 30 minutes until access was restored, and suspicion immediately turned to the military, which only six days prior staged a coup d’etat and had long sought control of the internet.

Thai Teacher’s Tale of Injustice Ignites Public Sympathies

BANGKOK — A teacher imprisoned for a year and a half for killing a motorcyclist on the road has gone public with a story of injustice and police incompetence that a court will soon hear.

Absurd News Parody Brings Smiles to Flood-Ravaged South (Photos)

NARATHIWAT— As floods deluge Southern Thailand, devastate communities and drowned at least one man, some soggy smiles were found in the antics of an amateur news report skewering disaster-porn journalism.

The Good, Bad & Ugly of the Computer Crime Act, in Detail

After the Computer Crime Act was passed Dec. 16 by unanimous vote despite a last-minute petition of more than 300,000 opposing the law and much-hated Single Gateway program, all eyes are now on the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society, or DE Ministry, to see how it exercises its new great powers.

Pim Thai Mai Dai Could Be the Most Relevant Thing Online Right Now

BANGKOK — Click on those colorful memes mixing Taylor Swift gifs with this minute’s hot topic and expect to be confused when it takes you to Pim Thai Mai Dai.

Army Denies Buying Web Security Cracking Devices

BANGKOK — Hacktivists posted online Tuesday documents they say contradict army denials it has purchased decryption devices that would allow access to encrypted computer traffic.

Military Gives Police Alleged Hacker to Display to Public

BANGKOK — A 19-year-old accused of hacking a police website was presented to the public Monday by authorities looking to show such suspects can be found and prosecuted.

Flight Attendant Bullied Over Pics Gets Last Laugh

BANGKOK — Instead of ghosting, raging or lawyering up, a former flight attendant ridiculed online for her bogus travel photos thumbed her nose at the scorn and one-upped those mocking her.

Police, Netizens Hunt For Lost Elder Wand

BANGKOK — A week or so ago, when Natdanai Asavaruks went to go see the latest movie set in the Harry Potter universe, he brought along a prized possession – his Elder Wand.





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