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Visual Artists Harness VR For a Better Bangkok

BANGKOK — As virtual reality becomes available to the masses, a group of Bangkok designers wants to answer the technology’s promise by using it for a form of communal art-therapy.

Stick Around For Cactus Fair This Weekend

BANGKOK — Fans of spiky, water-retaining plants can buy, trade and compete in a plant beauty contest this weekend.

Anonymous Hacks Police Sites to Campaign for ‘Justice’ in Koh Tao Murders



BANGKOK — Hacker collective group Anonymous last night claimed responsibility for taking down at least 14 police websites in Thailand, in a campaign for “justice” for the Koh Tao murder case.

Possible Glitch Sends Pokemon Go Players to S. Korean City

SEOUL, South Korea — The seaside South Korean city of Sokcho is enjoying a surge of visitors who are wandering the streets at all hours as they look at their smartphones. Why? It appears to be the only place in the country where Pokemon Go players can chase the mobile game's virtual monsters.

Dark Knight Descends on Bangkok to Bring Smiles to the City



BANGKOK — People watching Bike for Dad on Friday were surprised by a caped and cowled vigilante, whose appearance prompted police to move in and intercept him.

Storm of Nerds, Rain to Descend on Siam Saturday

BANGKOK — Downtown’s busy Siam Square area will be more crowded than usual Saturday with two major nerd events going down as the effects of a powerful typhoon bear down on Bangkok.

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.

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.

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.

From WTF to LOL, Internet Reacts to Plan to Track Foreigners by Phones

BANGKOK — Telecommunication regulators signed off yesterday on a plan to track all foreigners in the kingdom using location-tracking SIM cards, and extraordinary ambition that left the internet searing and seething.

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