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The China esports team play Taiwan in the eSports exhibition Sunday at the 18th Asian Games Arena of Valor in Jakarta. Photo: Dhemas Reviyanto / INASGOC via AP

Esports Enter Asian Games; Could Olympics be Next?

JAKARTA — Esports is debuting as an exhibition sport at Asian Games and is targeted for full inclusion in four years at the games...

Time-Travel Love, Wild Boars, Wonton: What We Searched for in 2018

BANGKOK — The year 2018 is winding down, so it’s time to briefly remember what we spent the year searching for. Digitally, that is.

Cyberactivists, Govt Don’t Blink on ‘Single Gateway’

BANGKOK — Six days before online dissidents threaten escalated attacks on government web servers, Thailand’s military government insists it is impossible to meet their demands.
Demonstrators raise their fists in the air during a student-led march in March against gun violence at the Civic Center Plaza in San Francisco, one month after the deadly shooting inside a high school Florida. Photo: Marcio Jose Sanchez / Associated Press

Social Media is the New Heart of Political Protests

During the 1960s and into the 1970s, every movement seemed to have a famous face — someone at a podium or at the front of a march. Not so today.
Facebook, Messenger and Instagram apps displayed on an iPhone in a photo taken Wednesday. Photo: Jenny Kane / Associated Press

The Server Did It: Facebook Gives Vague Explanation For Outage

NEW YORK — Facebook went down for almost a full day across parts of the world, but it's still not saying exactly what happened. All...

Citizens Should Resist Online Censorship, Advocates Say

By Pravit Rojanaphruk
Senior Staff Writer

BANGKOK — Citizens have a duty to not buy into state propaganda, be critical of the powers that be and resist censorship, anti-coup activist Sombat Boonngamanong said at a symposium yesterday.

Activists Issue Ultimatum to Junta over ‘Single Gateway’

BANGKOK — Online activists have given the military government eight days to cancel its plan to route all internet traffic through a single point of control – or else see an escalation of their cyberattacks.

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.

Twitter Tests Doubling Character Limit to 280

NEW YORK — Need more room to type those deep thoughts? Twitter is testing a 280-character limit for tweets, doubling the current length restriction...

Junta Approves 20 Billion Baht for Internet Broadband, Gateway



BANGKOK — The Junta approved 20 billion baht on Tuesday to improve internet broadband in the kingdom, drawing criticism from internet freedom advocates it will be used to develop its controversial “single gateway” project.

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