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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.

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.

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.

Hear Anime & Game Anthems in Full Philharmonic Force

NAKHON PATHOM — Favorite Japanese anime themes will explode from the small screen to full orchestral sound in a concert hall next month.
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Marvel Marks Comic-Con Homecoming With a Showstopper

Marvel Studios took a year off from Comic-Con, but it came back with a pow on Saturday with a spectacle and star-filled presentation offering exclusive looks at "Spider-Man: Homecoming," ''Doctor Strange" and "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2."
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Chase Tails When Furries Convene in Bangkok

BANGKOK — “Let your bestial instinct run wild within our mystical tribal gathering,” bids the invitation to a furry convention coming to town.

Social Media Surveillance System Planned



BANGKOK — The Royal Thai Police plan to spend 12 million baht on a system to monitor messages and track users on the most popular social media platforms.
The Bixby virtual assistant software of a Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus mobile phone translates a foreign language sign during a product preview in New York. Photo: Richard Drew / Associated Press

Samsung S9 Has Great Camera – Like Many Phones

NEW YORK — Samsung says its new Galaxy S9 phone features a "reimagined" camera, and it is indeed pretty darned good. But you might not want to shell out USD$720 (22,500 baht) or more for one just yet unless your current phone is already close to death.
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Twitter Removes Some Suspicious Follower Accounts

Twitter said it has begun removing suspicious accounts it has locked from its counts of users' followers.

Get in the Game: Reading Room Gets Serious About Play

BANGKOK — Boardgame enthusiasts and designers will gather at a Silom library to prove there’s more to gaming than just fun and games.

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