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Thailand plans cyber network scrutiny, law to toughen online monitoring

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Thailand plans cyber network scrutiny, law to toughen online monitoring

BY REUTERS

 

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BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand aims to buy software to strengthen the military government’s ability to track online networks and monitor online activity while planning a cyber law that will expand powers to pry into private communications.

 

The beefing up of powers over the online world come as authorities are increasingly targeting social media for violations of a law that makes it a crime to defame, insult or threaten the king, queen, heir to the throne or regent.

 

The Digital Economy Ministry aims to spend 128.56 million baht ($3.8 million) on software including a “social network data analysis system” to monitor and map individuals and relationships between more than one million online users, according to a ministry document seen by Reuters.

 

“The software will sweep and store all data available on social media to be analyzed and monitored,” Teerawut Thongpak, director of the ministry’s Digital Service Infrastructure Department, told Reuters.

 

Full story: http://tech.thaivisa.com/thailand-plans-cyber-network-scrutiny-law-toughen-online-monitoring/22415/

 

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Will work wonders for all the new startup IT firms they aim to attract:

 

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I don't honestly think the Thais disrespect their monarchy online to the point of passing a censorship law. Me Thinks it is just another ploy for the PM to tighten his grip on his people. 

 

When will the Thais see clear through this haze?

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It's almost 1984!................Orwell.

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It's becoming like Japanese Porn. The most bizarre, degrading and defiling acts you can imagine happening but it's Ok as long as you pixel out the private parts and ignore the fact that high school girls are hiring themselves out after school for 'cake' money. SMH

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They don't need any laws.  They are in power and can do anything they want.  Just passing some piece of paper law is meaningless since heck, they themselves and others before them have tossed aside the constitution at will

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Not sure what the authorities are so afraid of?

 

Surely everyone is happy.

 

 

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