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‘Open Sky” app for requesting permission to fly drones unveiled

  A PILOT project to kick off an app called “Open Sky” for those who want to fly drones in Bangkok and nearby areas to conveniently request permission to do so was unveiled today (Sept. 1), Matichon newspaper said. This project is a collaboration between Aeronautical Radio of Thailand Ltd (Aerothai),the Civil Aviation Authority of […]

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Pegasus phone spyware used to target 30 Thai activists, cyber watchdogs say

By Reuters and published by CNA plus The FCPA Blog AT LEAST 30 Thai political activists have been hacked using Israeli surveillance spyware Pegasus, according to a joint investigation by human rights and cyber monitoring groups, which suspect the attacks were launched locally. The probe by Thai human rights group iLaw, Southeast Asian internet watchdog […]

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100,000 AIS customers hit after attack by hackers

ADVANCED Info Service Plc (AIS) said today (Feb. 18) that 100,000 of its customers’ data had been leaked after employees’ computers were hacked but correction had been made with the cell phone carrier’s system and business operations not compromised, Thai Rath newspaper said. Mr. Prathana Leelapanang, CEO of AIS, said investigation of the cybercrime revealed […]

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Thai homecare platform Saijai targets aging demographic

   THAILAND’S online homecare start-up Saijai is eyeing the county’s ageing population of 16.3 million as a prime market opportunity. The greying of Southeast Asia’s second largest economy is on a fast growth trajectory, and it will account for 30 percent of the market by 2030. The needs of an ageing Thai society are shifting […]

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Telegram outage reported worldwide, thousands affected

By Channel NewsAsia Singapore – Users of popular messaging service Telegram reported outages worldwide today (Jan. 17). The outage began at about 9. 15 p.m. in Thailand (10.15 p.m. in Singapore). According to user-submitted reports to Downdetector.com, the service appeared to be down in various countries, including Indonesia, India, Australia, Myanmar, Bangladesh, the United Arab […]

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Bill Gates says the metaverse will host most of your office meetings within ‘two or three years’

By Tom Huddleston Jr., published by CNBC, distributed by MSN.com AS Bill Gates reflected on what he calls his “most unusual and difficult year,” the billionaire also looked ahead to 2022 and beyond with no shortage of optimism — including when it comes to our “more digitised future.” In a year-end post on Gates’ personal […]

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Facebook will fuel further unrest, whistleblower says

  By Reuters and published by Channel NewsAsia London – Facebook will fuel more violent unrest around the world because of the way its algorithms are designed to promote divisive content, whistleblower Frances Haugen told the British parliament today (Oct. 25) Haugen, a former product manager on Facebook’s civic misinformation team who has turned whistleblower, […]

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Power bank bursts into flames after being left in vehicle

  POLICE issued a warning to be more careful after a power bank left in the front of a pick-up truck in Phetchaburi province burst into flames and damaged the vehicle but fortunately there were no injuries, Sanook.com said today (Oct. 9). Emergency Call Centre 191 Phetchaburi’s web page urged people to be more careful […]

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Instagram went down globally for some hours, services now restored

By India Today and Siam Rath INSTAGRAM went down in several parts of the world due to unclear issues today (Sept. 2) including here in Thailand but services are now running again, India Today and Siam Rath newspaper said. According to Downdetector, the platform that keeps track of internet outages, the Instagram services went down […]

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Hackers steal $600m in major cryptocurrency heist

By BBC  HACKERS have stolen some $600m (£433m) in what appears to be one the largest cryptocurrency heists ever. Blockchain site Poly Network said hackers had exploited a vulnerability in its system and taken thousands of digital tokens such as Ether. In a letter posted on Twitter, it urged the thieves to “establish communication and […]

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