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<div> <div>Personal information about foreigners living in southern Thailand was leaked on a website with the logo of the Thai Immigration Bureau. The website was taken down after Thai media reported it.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Thai Netizen Network reported on Sunday, 28 March 2016, that they found a website which revealed the name, visa status, passport number and address of foreigners living in southern Thailand. </div></div>
<p>More than 100 Thai websites have been attacked by a self-proclaimed Tunisian electronic jihadist group.</p> <p>According to the latest report of the&nbsp;<a href="">Thai Computer Emergency Response Team (ThaiCERT)</a>, an agency which monitors online threats in the Electronic Transactions Development Agency (ETDA) of the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT), 106 Thai websites have been attacked by the Fallaga Group since May 2015.</p> <p>The group claims to be electronic jihadists from Tunisia.</p>
<p>Websites of at least three Thai state agencies have been hacked by a group believed to be from Tunisia, who claim to be acting for Muslim people in Myanmar.</p>
<div>&nbsp;</div> <div> <div>The BBC will re-open its Thai-language service for three months to provide alternative news after local media have been censored by the junta, according to <a href="">the Telegraph</a>.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The Telegraph reported on Wednesday that the operation will start this Thursday and will available only on a digital platform.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>“The BBC Thai initiative is a three-month experiment in how to respon </div></div>
<div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT) is proposing a plan to build a state-owned Facebook-like social networking site called Thailand Social Network.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Surachai Srisarakam, MICT Permanent Secretary, said the Thailand Social Network is part of the Ministry’s plan to build the country’s digital infrastructure, called “Smart Thailand,” according to Matichon Online. </div></div>
By Takato Mitsunaga |
<p>Increased access to the internet in Thailand can bridge the social gap between rural people and townspeople, experts said at INET Bangkok 2013, at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre on June 7-8. Since today many rural areas in Thailand still experience difficulties in using the Internet, a gap divides people even in the same country.</p> <p></p>
By Pravit Rojanaphruk, The Nation |
<p><em>Corporate mass media filter their information. So does the Internet</em></p> <p>Dateline Earth: As if the Planet Mattered<br /> By Kunda Dixit<br /> Published by IPS Asia-Pacific Centre Foundation, 2011<br /> Available at Asia Books, Bt450<br /> Reviewed by Pravit Rojanaphruk</p> <p>&quot;Dateline Earth&quot; is both an informal textbook suited to journalism students and a thought-provoking challenge to notions about corporate and online media.</p>
By Frank G Anderson |
<p>A little clarification is requested from the techies and legal eagles out there familiar with not just the contemporary legal issues of online content, but familiar with what it really is.</p>
By Internet Rights and Principles Dynamic Coalition |
<p>The Internet Rights and Principles Dynamic Coalition (DC-IRP) launched on 31 March 2011 its &quot;10 Internet Rights and Principles&quot; for an Internet governance rooted in human rights and social justice.</p>
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<p>The Ministry of Justice is inviting people to join its &lsquo;<a href="">Cyber Scout</a>&rsquo; training programme in order to build a network of volunteers to protect the monarchy in the online world.</p>
By Southeast Asian Press Alliance (SEAPA) |
<p>Internet activists in Thailand criticized the government for infringing on the rights of online users and called for amending the controversial Computer Crime Act.</p>