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Computer laws would give government control of internet

Post by Big Boy » Mon Nov 28, 2016 11:19 am

Critics and experts have voiced concerns over the latest amendment of the Computer Crime Act because if passed, it would allow the government to block any content they deem “inappropriate” without a court order.

At the same time, its ambiguous sections have raised fears that the law may be abused.

The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) held a forum yesterday morning to explain and hear the public’s opinion on the amendment of Computer Crime Act 2007, which wil be considered by the parliament next month. At the same time, in a different location, a parallel panel was held by Thai Netizen Group, iLaw, and SEAPA (Southeast Asian Press Alliance) as they watched NLA’s broadcast and discussed the new laws.

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Post by Spitfire » Mon Nov 28, 2016 11:37 am

The screw slowly tightens as we are lead slowly down the same route as China.

I think I also read today that people will be "urged" to submit their finger prints for new sim cards as well...as of Feb. :roll:
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Post by PeteC » Mon Nov 28, 2016 12:04 pm

Spitfire wrote:The screw slowly tightens as we are lead slowly down the same route as China.

I think I also read today that people will be "urged" to submit their finger prints for new sim cards as well...as of Feb. :roll:
The following quote from a BKK Post article fills me with fear, laughter, confusion...I don't know which:

....."Mr Takorn said the NBTC adopted the fingerprint system which was developed by the Engineering Faculty of Kasetsart University. The school won an auction held by the NBTC this month offering to supply the system for 15 million Baht."......

Something this sensitive and critical goes out for auction, and a low bid from a University which probably never created a system like this before is accepted, rather than a system from an experienced security corporation? :shock: I simply can't grasp that thinking. Hopefully this university group has more substance and experience than what is being published. Pete :cheers:

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Post by buksida » Mon Nov 28, 2016 12:19 pm

This isnt news, the Thai government already heavily monitor and control the internet here, they have been actively filtering it for years and call upon China for guidance.
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Post by Big Boy » Mon Nov 28, 2016 12:38 pm

But aren't they legalising what they're doing?
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Post by RCer » Mon Nov 28, 2016 2:09 pm

After this year's horses arse race in the US and Brexit. I'm not sure who to trust for news and information on the internet.

The media is so slanted I'm not sure it will ever stand straight again.

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Post by T.I.G.R. » Mon Nov 28, 2016 9:12 pm

"The media is so slanted I'm not sure it will ever stand straight again."

One has to wonder just how long it has been biased without our knowledge. If you switch channels it is often that even though you may have switched networks the news is exactly the same.

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Post by hhfarang » Tue Nov 29, 2016 11:14 pm

^ or presents "facts" that are in exact opposition to the "facts" on the previous channel...
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Post by PeteC » Wed Nov 30, 2016 7:35 am

An editorial against the fingerprint scheme as it currently stands.

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Post by Deep Blue » Wed Nov 30, 2016 8:37 am

I'd love to see the estates and life style the generals live in, has that ever been reported? Or their salaries. Mods is this permitted?? Please don't give my IP to anyone. LOL.

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Post by handdrummer » Wed Nov 30, 2016 4:14 pm

generals everywhere live well, after all they're generals, akin to ceo's.

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Post by StevePIraq » Wed Nov 30, 2016 4:41 pm

The following is the US pay schedule for a General

https://www.military-ranks.org/army/general-pay

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Deep Blue wrote:I'd love to see the estates and life style the generals live in, has that ever been reported? Or their salaries. Mods is this permitted?? Please don't give my IP to anyone. LOL.
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Post by Deep Blue » Fri Dec 02, 2016 8:53 am

STEVE G wrote:
Deep Blue wrote:I'd love to see the estates and life style the generals live in, has that ever been reported? Or their salaries. Mods is this permitted?? Please don't give my IP to anyone. LOL.
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Wow, thanks, that's what I thought. What really goes on we can only imagine.

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Re: Computer laws would give government control of internet

Post by buksida » Fri Dec 16, 2016 10:17 am

Cyber controls not a rights violation, Thai PM insists as concerns rise
THAI Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on Thursday defended a decision to amend a cyber-crime law to increase the military government’s ability to remove online content as authorities seeks to tighten control on dissent.

A royal transition this month saw new King Maha Vajiralongkorn ascend the throne following the death of his father, King Bhumibol Adulyadej, on Oct 13.

Thailand has some of the world’s toughest laws against royal insult, which has curtailed public discussion about the monarchy’s role following the death of King Bhumibol, who was seen as a unifying figure.

Since King Bhumibol’s death, authorities have cracked down on what they consider to be insults to the royal family and have shut down hundreds of websites.

The government is also sensitive about what it sees as criticism of the military’s role in politics, and opposition to its seizure of power in a 2014 coup.

Prayuth’s comments came a day before Parliament will decide whether to pass amendments to a 2007 Computer Crime Act, which critics say could result in more extensive online monitoring.

Amendments to the law, seen by Reuters on Friday, would allow state officials to obtain user and traffic data from service providers without court approval.

Any website that is seen as a threat to national security or “offends people’s good morals” can also be removed or suspended.

The current law says officials need court approval to remove content.

“This law is for when anyone posts something that is poisonous to society so that we know where it comes from,” Prayuth told reporters.

“Don’t think this is a rights violation. This isn’t what we call a rights violation … this is what we call a law to be used against those who violate the law,” he said.

Critics say Parliament is likely to approve the amendments.

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