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    Facebook has been blocked due to a court order..

    Bloody hell, first they take away my beloved porn, now they decide that I'm not allowed to partake in my schardenfroider habit..

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    sure it's blocked - mine still ok (Sa Kaeo)

    on topic, almost, just been reading this in today's B Post:

    Govt cracks down on social networking forums

    Facebook users urged to safeguard their privacy, after one Thai member is arrested on lese majeste charges

    • Published: 3/07/2010 at 12:00 AM

    A member of the social networking website Facebook has spent the past two months in jail, accused of breaking lese majeste law in messages posted at his Facebook page.
    Wipas Raksakulthai, a 37-year-old businessman based in Rayong, is being detained at the Bangkok Remand Prison. The court denied him bail.
    "Even though many of his close friends disagreed with his political position, we'd never go to the police over what he allegedly wrote," says one of Mr Wipas's friends.
    "Anyone could have contacted police, because he kept his posts viewable to the public," the friend says.
    Mr Wipas is a supporter of the red shirt United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) and had left political comments on Facebook.
    Since his arrest, Facebook users have criticised him, sharing his personal information and contacts they acquired from his profile pages.
    They encourage each other to report the findings to the police.
    This is thought to be the first lese majeste case against a Thai Facebook user stemming from his own disclosure of personal information and views on his Facebook page.
    Like other social network websites, Facebook allows members to create a personal profile and form friends and acquaintances.
    A recent survey of 1,494 internet users in Bangkok conducted by Dhurakij Pundit University reveals that Facebook is the most popular social network site for people airing their political views.
    Since Mr Wipas's arrest, questions are being asked as to whether it is safe and private enough for members to air their political views and if the government has gone too far in its crackdown on internet users in this group.
    About 4 million Thais use Facebook. The global figure is 400 million.
    Supinya Klangnarong, a media reform activist, says the Wipas case reflects an expansion of the government's crackdown on online political dissidents, from content-based public websites into social networks.
    "The case further escalates the climate of fear among internet users," she says.
    "Now many people refrain from revealing their real identities on Facebook."
    The government regards breaches of the lese majeste law as a threat to national security, making it risky for dissidents to express their views, she says.
    Since the emergency decree was imposed on April 7, the government has managed to close at least 1,150 websites.
    "We're worried that more online users may be arrested for exercising political expression," she says.
    Internet users are already vulnerable to scrutiny under the Computer Crimes Act, which allows the authorities to track down their identities based on their internet protocol (IP) address. The act stipulates harsh punishment for violators who store, publish or forward information deemed a threat to national security.
    But the imposition of the emergency decree has given the state more power to control dissidents, and also to hunt them down.
    These include a new online crime agency that will go after violators of the lese majeste law and a so-called online scout network that encourages users to monitor violators of this and other laws, says the activist.
    Even when users opt to use fake identities, the police may be able to find ways to get them by other means, she says.
    However, Facebook's own privacy policy also poses concerns among its users.
    The policy has been criticised for its lengthy statements, leaving users confused about what information is available to whom.
    Kullatip Satararuji, a mass communications lecturer at Dhurakij Pundit University, says Facebook users should turn on their privacy settings to avoid unwanted exposure.
    "We need to group our contact lists to decide which people we allow to see what, and consider the impact of such exposure," she says.
    "Social media is being used as a political tool by people who want to express their views. So you have to be aware that your personal information could go public," she says.
    Nutthapong Chaiwanitphon, a Facebook member, is openly critical of the government.
    "I have been defriended by some friends due to my political expression, but that's okay," says the 31-year-old freelancer.
    But he worries about what his business partners will think, so he excludes them from his friend lists."I can live without Facebook if I have to," he says. "Ultimately, it's just a tool to contact friends."

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    Quote Originally Posted by genghis61
    sure it's blocked - mine still ok (Sa Kaeo)
    ..I'm getting this..

    The page was prohibited because of the court order.
    It could have an affect on or be against the security of the Kingdom,
    public order or good morals.


    ท่านไม่สามารถเข้าชม web page ที่ต้องการ เนืองจาก มีคำสั่งศาลให้ปิดกั้น หรือ มีลักษณะเข้าข่ายที่อาจกระทบต่อความมั่นคงแห่งราชอาณ าจักร หรืออาจขัดต่อความสงบเรียบร้อยหรือศีลธรรมอันดีของปร ะชาชน


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    bet you gents are on different ISP's .

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    ^ I'm using my telephone of that makes any difference??

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    ISP , Internet Service Provider , the folks to whom you pay for the privilege of connecting to the interweb .

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    Maybe your service provider. I'm on 3BB and Facebook is ok.

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    Each ISP responds to the court order in their own time, eventually all ISPs will block the "offending" pages ...

    nothing a vpn or a proxy cant fix though

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    girlfriend just signed into her facebook account (with TTT) and it allowed her to log in.
    Last edited by S Landreth; 03-07-2010 at 01:33 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by somtamslap View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by genghis61
    sure it's blocked - mine still ok (Sa Kaeo)
    ..I'm getting this..

    The page was prohibited because of the court order.
    It could have an affect on or be against the security of the Kingdom,
    public order or good morals.


    ท่านไม่สามารถเข้าชม web page ที่ต้องการ เนืองจาก มีคำสั่งศาลให้ปิดกั้น หรือ มีลักษณะเข้าข่ายที่อาจกระทบต่อความมั่นคงแห่งราชอาณ าจักร หรืออาจขัดต่อความสงบเรียบร้อยหรือศีลธรรมอันดีของปร ะชาชน
    It's starting to look like your IP Adrees could be the problem. Take a look outside, is there a dark van ?

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    Ah, you're probably trying to access a specific facebook page. At least one terrorist organization has a page on there that is blocked.

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    Realy a terrorist organisation on Facebook .... I am agast ... agast I say!!!

    Is this a real terrorist organisation .... or a naught orginisation that doesn't like ... um the colour Yellow and british born leaders of non - British countries ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by somtamslap View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by genghis61
    sure it's blocked - mine still ok (Sa Kaeo)
    ..I'm getting this..

    The page was prohibited because of the court order.
    It could have an affect on or be against the security of the Kingdom, public order or good morals.


    ท่านไม่สามารถเข้าชม web page ที่ต้องการ เนืองจาก มีคำสั่งศาลให้ปิดกั้น หรือ มีลักษณะเข้าข่ายที่อาจกระทบต่อความมั่นคงแห่งราชอาณ าจักร หรืออาจขัดต่อความสงบเรียบร้อยหรือศีลธรรมอันดีของปร ะชาชน
    same as I was getting looking at English rugby league sites last week; I think they have a 'random generator' that picks websites - might even get a few right.

    Another thread here http://teakdoor.com/thailand-and-asi...ow-blocks.html (Thailand: New World Record! - Now blocks more websites than any other country) "number of blocked and blacklisted websites had passed 100,000, making Thailand the first country in the world to hit that goal"

    Finally, Thailand score a goal.

    I'm on AIS/12Call using Edge aircard - be b annoying if Fbook does go

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    Quote Originally Posted by genghis61
    I'm on AIS/12Call
    Me too..still down..hopefully just a temp thing..

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    Ahh..we have lift off..it hath returned...

    Just a 1 hour court order then...

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    Quote Originally Posted by somtamslap View Post
    ^ I'm using my telephone of that makes any difference??
    You're using your telephone to surf porn ST ? Bloody hell, how can you possibly follow the action ? Must be a big phone?




    P.S. a lot of filth has been unblocked so check again !

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    normal service for me

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    ^^ Telephone as the modem, Bangers...

    Quote Originally Posted by Bangyai
    P.S. a lot of filth has been unblocked so check again !
    ..*clicks heels* aye aye sir..consider it done...

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    Quote Originally Posted by somtamslap View Post
    or good morals.
    So all the tarts in the kingdom are about to get banned as well?

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    There are no tarts in Thailand. All Thai have good morals.

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    what is facebook?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bangyai View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by somtamslap View Post
    ^ I'm using my telephone of that makes any difference??
    You're using your telephone to surf porn ST ? Bloody hell, how can you possibly follow the action ? Must be a big phone?




    P.S. a lot of filth has been unblocked so check again !
    Can't watch it unfortunately, youtube is blocked here in China. (as is facebook)
    "In my professional assessment as an intelligence officer, Trump has a reflexive, defensive, monumentally narcissistic personality, for whom the facts and national interest are irrelevant, and the only thing that counts is whatever gives personal advantage and directs attention to himself."

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