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  1. Thailand to Regulate Digital Service Platform Businesses

    Thailand to start regulating many digital platforms from categories such as delivery services, marketplaces and ride sharing. It will also start collecting VAT from websites such as Facebook,...
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    Patch your Intel CPUs if you have them

    I just read that there is a new attack, called SmashEX, that targets Intel CPUs. Just to be safe I would make sure you check for a patch if you have one. Here is the link to the article if you want...
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    I think it would be a good idea to make people...

    I think it would be a good idea to make people more literate about scams if they want to have a credit or debit card. Banks are paying a lot for people just not being attentive to some good...
  4. The only reason I would be against too high a...

    The only reason I would be against too high a tariff would be it might take money that would be put into the tourist facilities and the people that run them, instead going into the pockets of the...
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    They said a life was saved for every two Kg, but...

    They said a life was saved for every two Kg, but all they probably did was make their deaths more expensive. Junkies are gonna get their drugs and the dealers are gonna get paid. The sad truth.
  6. This will definitely be necessary once tourism...

    This will definitely be necessary once tourism kicks up again!
  7. I saw this on reddit and crossposted it to...

    I saw this on reddit and crossposted it to r/Thailand. I thought that was an interesting way to look at the situation. The resounding thought about it was what Joe said. The water did not seem...
  8. Seriously 500 baht?! They should at least offer...

    Seriously 500 baht?! They should at least offer to pay the medical expenses.
  9. I think it is interesting that if the gun went...

    I think it is interesting that if the gun went off, why did he have to go wake up the wife? She must've really gotten plastered.
  10. Visitors to Thailand will soon have to pay a $14 entry fee

    So, I guess there will be 500 baht tourism fee to start being charged next year. You can read more here

    Thailand to Charge $14 Entry Fee for 'Tourism Transformational Fund'
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    Once More unto the Breach

    It happened again! This is the third time in a couple weeks! What is going on? Thailand was like in the top 50 for cyber security, so it isn't that bad.

    Once more unto the breach
  12. Not so much trawling, more of a public service. ...

    Not so much trawling, more of a public service. I am just trying to put the information out there and I want to let people know I am trying to keep up on it. While I don't live in the SE Asia area,...
  13. Data Breach Exposes Details of 106 Million Travellers To Thailand

    Saw this on Twitter today. Data Breach Exposes Details of 106 Million Travellers To Thailand - Flyingdog travel Follow me @TTraveler84 for more great SE Asia related tech news!
  14. But those subs would not have been able to match...

    But those subs would not have been able to match the Chinese. They are trying to develop ways of stabilizing the region, which means they need to match all the powers in Indo-Pacom.
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    15-20 mins is what you should shoot for in an...

    15-20 mins is what you should shoot for in an UPS. 5 years seems to be pretty good if you are using it regularly. Where do you live that you get so many power cuts? How long do they typically last?
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    "WTF I thought this was a free service, but I'm...

    "WTF I thought this was a free service, but I'm getting charges on my cards after checking"

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    At least he died in a beautiful place. Not all of...

    At least he died in a beautiful place. Not all of us will be so lucky.
  18. Appreciate you sharing where to get a good cup of...

    Appreciate you sharing where to get a good cup of coffee next time I make it out to Chiang Mai. I can't wait till the Coronavirus allows me to move out there finally!
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    Where the people are sick, the security is sick...

    Where the people are sick, the security is sick also. It seems Thai hospitals are becoming a favorite target of hackers lately.

    Additionally Thailand's cyber security rating is falling fast! A...
  20. And... it's almost 9/11 anniversary time so...

    And... it's almost 9/11 anniversary time so you'll be seeing lots of articles like this over the next few days.
  21. Not a small problem in Thailand, and I imagine...

    Not a small problem in Thailand, and I imagine there will be a lot more announcements this year.



    Warning over cyberattack threats
  22. I imagine that Thailand is one of the most...

    I imagine that Thailand is one of the most welcoming countries for Chinese business people. Much more so than in surrounding countries, the ethnic Chinese population has blended well with the ethnic...
  23. Year after year I've been reading warnings of...

    Year after year I've been reading warnings of China's property bubble's need to burst, but prices keep going up, and the people I know in China are as eager as ever to upgrade their living conditions...
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    Once COVID winds down, it will be interesting to...

    Once COVID winds down, it will be interesting to see if emigration from China increases over what it was pre-COVID. Over the centuries, the Chinese have voted with their feet a lot more than anything...
  25. Along with the return of those flights comes news...

    Along with the return of those flights comes news of airlines getting hacked. There's always something to quell the excitement.



    Data Breach: Bangkok Airways Hit By Cyber Attack - Simple Flying
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    21-year-old tells WSJ he was behind massive...

    21-year-old tells WSJ he was behind massive T-Mobile hack, calls T-Mobile security "awful."

    21-year-old tells WSJ he was behind massive T-Mobile hack | ZDNet
  27. Disease, sex, and drugs? Eww. :)

    Disease, sex, and drugs? Eww. :)
  28. China's leaders are petrified of secession. ...

    China's leaders are petrified of secession.

    Approved photos for Tibetans in China are as follows.

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    Update on T-Mobile's little disaster. The...

    Update on T-Mobile's little disaster.



    The below article has links to resources to help those affected, in addition to more info about the attack.

    T-Mobile Data Breach: Is Your Data Safe?
  30. Perhaps China's attentions will shift to the...

    Perhaps China's attentions will shift to the "rebuilding" of Afghanistan in the near future, giving Laos a break?
  31. Opportunity knocks. Appears that China is ready...

    Opportunity knocks. Appears that China is ready to step in and start building the new Afghanistan. From official news source, Global Times:



    China could participate in post-war reconstruction...
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    I'm going to count this as good news. ...

    I'm going to count this as good news.



    https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/angry-conti-ransomware-affiliate-leaks-gangs-attack-playbook/
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    I definitely have been in bad places, but not any...

    I definitely have been in bad places, but not any where near that bad. I'm guessing his comment was sarcastic.
  34. Prediction: China will race to build a higher,...

    Prediction: China will race to build a higher, longer road in the same area. Isn't that where the border disputes are happening?
  35. For years in China, any news that wasn't created...

    For years in China, any news that wasn't created or sanctioned by the ruling party has been considered risky and questionable. Seems that now they're adjusting the labels to "fake" and...
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    China is changing the meaning of security as we...

    China is changing the meaning of security as we know it. instead of keeping information safe from 3rd parties, to China, security means making information easily accessible to government organs. At...
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    Hasn't every generation since time began...

    Hasn't every generation since time began predicted the end of civilization or life as they knew it unless trajectories were re-aligned to their recommendations? Same prophets, different message.
  38. Another sign of the instability of the region:...

    Another sign of the instability of the region: foreigners need special permits to visit Tibet.

    Every entry is carefully monitored. This certainly makes it harder for people to see for themselves...
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    At this rate, one must assume that...

    At this rate, one must assume that China/Russia/NK or whoever has accessed pretty much everything there is to access. I'm sure the things we hear about in the news are just the tip of the iceberg of...
  40. Probably for mainlanders, this sort of crackdown...

    Probably for mainlanders, this sort of crackdown seems totally reasonable because they've grown up with the expectation and understanding that challenging the government is a crime. But for Hong...
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    More printer vulnerabilities: "Hundreds of...

    More printer vulnerabilities: "Hundreds of millions of HP, Xerox, and Samsung printers vulnerable to new bug."

    Hundreds of millions of HP, Xerox, and Samsung printers vulnerable to new bug - The...
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    I don't get why China denies any involvement. One...

    I don't get why China denies any involvement. One would think such hacking feats would bring glory to the nation, the party, or something.
  43. Good question since in China no land is owned...

    Good question since in China no land is owned outright, it's only leased for a period of time (70-80 years).
  44. For a country working so hard to boost its...

    For a country working so hard to boost its international reputation, this seems like a strange move.
  45. New Law Will Help Chinese Government Stockpile Zero-Days

    "Starting September 1, 2021, the Chinese government will require that any Chinese citizen who finds a zero-day vulnerability must pass the details to the Chinese government and must not sell or...
  46. Conspiracy theory fun: if the reefs die, then...

    Conspiracy theory fun: if the reefs die, then there won't be so much push-back against building more islands.
  47. Where I live I think the thing would have been...

    Where I live I think the thing would have been put out of its misery in a less humane way. Do Thais fear snakes a bit less than Americans?
  48. From the title I thought this was about COVID...

    From the title I thought this was about COVID vaccinations, which seemed to be non-news. Now I get it.
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    Update: "Kaseya Rules Out Supply-Chain Attack;...

    Update: "Kaseya Rules Out Supply-Chain Attack; Says VSA 0-Day Hit Its Customers Directly"

    Kaseya Rules Out Supply-Chain Attack; Says VSA 0-Day Hit Its Customers Directly
  50. More foreigners giving foreigners a bad...

    More foreigners giving foreigners a bad reputation.
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