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.
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Ebola kills at least one person in Congo, WHO says
The epidemic, which is now small, is in Bas-Uele province, near the northern border with the Central African Republic. A wider outbreak occurred in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia in 2014-2015, killing more than 11,000 people.
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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
Cyberattack hit one in five NHS England trusts, Home Secretary confirms
Hackers have issued new versions of the virus that cyber security organizations are actively trying to counter and stamp out. The ransomware appeared to exploit a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows that was purportedly identified by the U.S.
May 16 2017
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.
May 15 2017
Apple could be releasing a new iPad next month
Apart from this, the 10.5-inch iPad Pro 2 is speculated to feature an improved camera module and water resistance capabilities. However, if the company does launch the device, then don't expect the 9.7 and 12.5 inch iPads to receive an upgrade alongside.
May 15 2017
Yankees to honor Jeter between games of doubleheader Sunday
The teams will play a doubleheader on Sunday, when the Yankees will honor Derek Jeter before the second game. It was Jeter, along with a core group of Yankees, that helped bring five championships to the Bronx.
May 13 2017
North Korea Accuses CIA, South Korea of 'Bio-Chemical' Assassination Plot
South Korea's military "strongly condemned" the drill and warned of "fatal" consequences if the North provoked it. The North Korean statement described the U.S. as a state sponsor of terrorism itself, and an "empire of evil".
May 13 2017
Trump's intel bosses reiterate: Russian Federation meddled in election
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May 13 2017
Monaco Coach Proud Of Players As Falcao Blames Missed Chances
The Old Lady will now await to see who will join them in the final between Real Madrid and city rivals Atletico. He told beIN Sports: "On one side was a team with a lot of experience and the other a lot of youth.
May 13 2017
Bonucci: Juventus now certainties in Champions League final
Skomina finally gets a UEFA club final after working six semifinals in the Champions League or Europa league since 2012. But it's the stats following Alves' performance that proves he is one of Europe's finest players of a generation.
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 12 2017
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