Thai minister defends controversial cybersecurity bill that would allow the wholesale seizure of private computers

A Thai government official on Wednesday defended a sweeping cybersecurity bill which experts have decried for allowing the wholesale seizure of private computers and property, saying that “every country has a need” to protect itself. The bill has drawn widespread criticism for authorizing a newly created committee to access and seize computers and hard drives of individuals and private ...

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Move aside Tinder, Facebook Dating launches in Thailand

Move aside Tinder, Facebook Dating launches in Thailand

Facebook is stepping onto Tinder’s turf, and Thailand is one of its first blind dates. The social media giant yesterday launched “Facebook Dating” both here and in Canada...

First Apple Store in Thailand unveiled, gets Thai-inspired logo

First Apple Store in Thailand unveiled, gets Thai-inspired logo

Apple has finally broken its silence about its launch in Thailand, confirming today that the first Apple Store in the country will — as reported here earlier this month...

Thailand’s first Apple Store coming to Icon Siam mall next month: report

Thailand’s first Apple Store coming to Icon Siam mall next month: report

Apple will reportedly launch its first Thai store at Icon Siam, the mixed-use property located on the banks of Chao Phraya River that will become Bangkok’s biggest mall when it...

7-Eleven to launch banking service next month

7-Eleven to launch banking service next month

Their attempt to sell draft beer might have fallen flat, but 7-Eleven is still busy diversifying what’s on offer at their convenience stores. The latest move? Banking services....

Thai man punches female sales clerk after iPhone X doesn’t detect his face (VIDEO)

Thai man punches female sales clerk after iPhone X doesn’t detect his face (VIDEO)

A 23-year-old Bangkok man was caught on video punching a female sales clerk in the face at an Apple retailer yesterday, after she refused to replace his iPhone X, which,...

Bangkok-based travel startup HotelierIQ connects unusual boutique hotels with savvy travelers

Bangkok-based travel startup HotelierIQ connects unusual boutique hotels with savvy travelers

Travelers are becoming wiser. For many, it’s no longer about simply booking a hotel room at a well-known chain in your chosen destination. These days, travelers want more than a...

Typical Bangkok scenarios where the Coconuts app could come in handy

Typical Bangkok scenarios where the Coconuts app could come in handy

Coconuts started as a small operation right here in Bangkok seven years ago, and ever since, we’ve been committed to our mission of bringing you the weirdest, most wondrous...

Thailand’s baked durian to go into space today aboard US rocket

Thailand’s baked durian to go into space today aboard US rocket

The countdown is on. Back in late May, we promised you durians in space, and ladies and gentlemen, you’re about to get durians in space. A baked durian developed by Thailand’s...

Elon Musk calls British rescue diver a ‘pedo’ while defending his mini-sub

Elon Musk calls British rescue diver a ‘pedo’ while defending his mini-sub

Tech entrepreneur Elon Musk apparently doesn’t take criticism very well, taking to Twitter late last night to call a British diver who took part in the Thai cave rescue a...


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