Single gateway jitters in Thailand

With the Thai government exploring the pros and cons of initiating a single international gateway (single gateway), uncertainty is being felt in the country’s growing tech industry and e-commerce sector. The cabinet ordered relevant state agencies to report legal complications concerning the deployment of a single ...

Thai Government warns netizen protesters

The government is threatening legal action against web activists who launched cyber attacks on state agency websites on Wednesday in a bid to derail the government’s proposal to restrict the flow of online information, causing sporadic disruptions of several government home pages. Keep reading ...

Hackers step up attacks in Southeast Asia amid tensions: FireEye

Hackers have stepped up their attacks on government organizations and companies in Southeast Asia and made the region one of the most targeted in the world amid heightened regional tensions, according to security provider FireEye. Keep reading ...

Lao court jails Polish activist following online criticism of Government

A court in Laos has sentenced a Polish activist to nearly five years in prison after he posted criticism of the Lao government online, according to state media, drawing criticism from a diplomatic official who said the defendant was never given access to an attorney. Keep reading ...

Thai govt websites crash in symbolic act by critics: officials

Several Thai government websites temporarily crashed due to a “symbolic act” by people against plans to introduce a single Internet gateway, officials said on 1 October, a measure critics say will make it easier for the ruling junta to censor the web. Keep reading ...

Government internet gateway plan sparks fury

Activists campaigning for internet freedom have slammed the government’s recent move to develop a single internet gateway to expand state control over online media. Last week, citizens learned of the government’s intention to build a single gateway, after it ordered the Ministry of Information and Communication ...

Junta mulls 'Great Firewall' for Thailand

Thailand’s junta is facing growing opposition over plans to introduce a single Internet gateway for the country to make it easier to monitor the web and block content. Tens of thousands of people have signed a petition against the proposal, which has been dubbed the “Great ...

Top cop says no capacity to convict

A high-ranking police official yesterday bemoaned Cambodia’s lack of capacity to fight cybercrime, just a week after the government’s announcement of a new Anti-Cybercrime Department prompted fears of an online clampdown on dissent.  Keep reading ...

China building its first international undersea cable with ASEAN

China is building its first international undersea cable that will carry information and data flow between the country and the ASEAN nations.  State-owned China Unicom is cooperating with Myanmar’s telecommunications operators to build the underwater cable, said Jiang Zhengxin, vice general manager of China United Telecommunications ...

Thailand bids to lure global giants

The Telecommunications Association of Thailand is to submit proposals by 31 August on the strategies and goals the government needs to transform Thailand into a digital hub in ASEAN. Keep reading ...

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