May 17 2017
In May 2014, days after the military coup, Thailand blocked access to Facebook, with the Information Communications Technology Ministry saying the order came from the military.
Thailand's military government sought court orders to block access to 131 Facebook Inc. pages deemed illegal for insulting the monarchy or containing pornographic material.
Blocking illegal content would warrant the shutdown of Facebook as in China, but Suwanprateep questions what the alternative would be for Thai social media users.
Takorn said he expected speedy action on Facebook's part to prevent people inside Thailand from seeing those items.
He also told reporters that Facebook was "co-operating with Thailand".
We have a feeling Thai authorities might find it harder to enforce the lese-majeste laws than they did with the last King...
Thailand is giving Facebook until 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, local time, to purge content that is allegedly critical of the monarchy - or be forced to defend itself in court.
Under Thailand's lese majeste law, criticism of the royal family is an offence punishable by up to 15 years in prison.
The importance of transition for the Celtics and Wizards
Guard Isaiah Thomas has been fined $25,000 for inappropriate language toward a fan during the Celtics' Game 4 loss at Washington . Not to say that Brooks' players were passive, but they appeared to stage a sit-in while the Celtics raced up and down the court.
Real Madrid, Barca set up final day title showdown
Real Madrid and Barcelona both picked up 4-1 victories on Sunday with the battle for the La Liga title set to go down to the wire. Real Madrid beat Sevilla 4-1 with Nacho Fernandez scoring the first with a quickly taken free-kick on 10 minutes.
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Yates's warning about Flynn in January capped weeks of building concern among top Obama officials, the officials told the AP. Yates said that this also caused her concern, as she knew that this was not true - and so did Russian Federation .
The video of Bodindradebayavarangkun, 64, was supposedly taken by a Thai citizen last June-months before his father died and he became king.
In the video the king can be see wandering through the mall in a small crop top with a woman believed to be one of his mistresses.
Recall that the Thai officials said the social networking giant had agreed to expunge such content.
The Thai Internet Service Provider Association (TISPA) warned Facebook's subsidiary company in Thailand that it would disconnect the content delivery network (CDN) originating Facebook's server if the social media company failed to comply with the Thai government's request.
President Dimitris Christopoulos said: "In less than three years, the military junta has generated a surge in the number of political prisoners detained under lèse-majesté by abusing a draconian law that is inconsistent with Thailand's global obligations".
The firm has previously said it carefully scrutinises requests made by governments wanting to restrict content.
The trouble with having the ISPs do the blocking is that it is very hard for them to do so selectively or by posts or URLs because the communication between a user's browser and the Facebook website is encrypted.
Internet service providers are able to block access to most pages, but said some 600 could not be shut down because of encryption.
May 17 2017
Australia and New Zealand largely escape global cyber attack
A number of NHS organisations have been affected by a ransomware attack (an attack on the IT systems which support NHS services). He advised the public to report any suspected ransomware attack to the Australian Cybercrime Online Reporting Network.
May 17 2017
2 lakh hit by 'unprecedented' cyberhack in 150 nations: Europol
Experts say this vulnerability has been understood among experts for months, yet too many groups failed to take it seriously. Although a temporary fix earlier slowed the infection rate, the attackers had now released a new version of the Ransomware.
May 16 2017
Warriors' Kerr returns to practice for 1st time in 3 weeks
After the game, Stephen Curry acknowledged the importance of Kerr's presence and the value of his message at halftime. For many on the team, it was the first time they had seen Kerr in almost two weeks.
May 14 2017
Trump delivers commencement speech at Liberty University
He urged graduates to "embrace the label" of being an outsider and to not "swim downstream so easily with the current". The White House will dispatch Vice President Mike Pence to the Notre Dame commencement next Sunday.
May 13 2017
Rain and Storms Today
Then the rest of your Mother's Day looks gray with light rain/drizzle in the morning and scattered showers in the afternoon. Lows will be in the upper 50s with winds from the east between 10 and 15 miles per hour , with gusts to 20 miles per hour .
May 13 2017
Mayawati expels Naseemuddin Siddiqui from BSP
He also alleged that all BSP MLAs had to pay Mayawati and even his wife, who was a BSP MLC, had given money to her. However, the crushing defeat in the 2017 Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections changed the equations between the duo.
May 13 2017
Brazil says Zika virus emergency is over
The WHO has warned that Zika is "here to stay", even when cases fall off, and that fighting the disease will be an ongoing battle. Local mosquito-borne Zika virus transmission has been reported in the continental United States.
May 13 2017
Three water rides at UK theme parks reopen after safety review
The family has requested that the river rapids ride remain closed until the inquiry has concluded and the full facts established. Alton Towers and Legoland Windsor have reopened similar water-based white knuckle rides.
May 13 2017
Helicopter crew warns paddle-boarders about nearby sharks
With more and more shark sightings off the Long Beach coast, beachgoers are being warned to enter the water at their own risk. Anyway, sharks aren't friends and aren't food either, and that's proving to be the case in Orange County, California.
May 12 2017
NHL Playoffs: Penguins take 2-0 lead over Capitals
Pittsburgh F Chris Kunitz passed Mario Lemieux for fifth place on the team's all-time postseason games played list with 108. If we know anything at all here, it's that we'd love to see another party on the steps after Game 2 Saturday night.
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