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  • OPINION

    Moral 'cyber warriors'

    News, Postbag, Published on 18/05/2018

    » Before being let loose to monitor their fellow citizens, applicants for the position of "cyber warrior" should be required to pass an exam to establish their solid understanding of the salient moral and practical considerations that apply (Editorial, May 17).

  • TECH

    Cyber security laws - in flux, but set to flex

    Life, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 10/08/2016

    » Eight new cyber stability and security bills continue to go through various stages of deliberation. Of particular note to the Thai public are the Cyber Stability and Computer Crimes act, both of which have raised concerns among many activists and watchdog groups who continue to speak out against many specific sections in both bills, which they interpret will potentially allow the government to control civil and privacy rights, and which Life reported on last month.

  • OPINION

    The cyber whodunnit and the global blame game

    News, Leonid Bershidsky, Published on 21/12/2017

    » The US government has officially attributed to North Korea the WannaCry ransomware attack, which encrypted hundreds of thousands of computer drives around the world in May, 2017. And yet as with a series of other highly public cyberattack attributions, little evidence for the claim was made public. It's time for the cybersecurity world to follow the advice of the Rand Corporation and set up an unbiased international consortium that would seek to attribute attacks based on a common set of rules.

  • BUSINESS

    A safercyber world

    Asia focus, Published on 03/09/2018

    » E-commerce and other digital services are becoming a part of mainstream life in Southeast Asia, part of a transformation that is driving strong economic growth. But the advances are not universal and the system is still not nearly as secure as it should be.

  • BUSINESS

    Australia's e-envoy

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 10/07/2017

    » Step into the office of Tobias Feakin during lunchtime and you might hear the pulsing bass of Jack Bruce from 1960s legends Cream or the latest album by Circa Waves, a Liverpool-based indie rock band of more recent vintage. Listening to music, he says, helps him unwind, and a taste for British bands reflects his time spent studying in the UK.

  • NEWS

    Closing ranks on organised crime

    News, Published on 17/04/2017

    » Terrorist activity is making the world a more dangerous place but a recently stepped-up partnership between Thailand and Russia on security issues is already bearing fruit for both sides in terms of combatting cyber attacks and organised crime, according to the Russian ambassador to Thailand.

  • TECH

    Communication breakdown

    Life, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 20/06/2016

    » It has been an uncomfortable several months for internet users the Kingdom over, as the government released the drafts of its eight new digital-related bills. The bills immediately became the source of much controversy, as many critics and pundits criticised the new regulations and laws included in the drafts to be a step back into the days before the 1997 media reforms, giving government agencies absolute control over the surveillance, management and oversight of digital data.

  • NEWS

    US, Thai networks join to find missing, exploited children

    News, Published on 30/03/2017

    » Thai authorities will now be able to gain access to the reports of the US National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) after the signing of an agreement in the United States on the Cyber Tipline Remote Access Policy, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Wednesday.

  • BUSINESS

    Online safety for children is everyone's responsibility

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 07/05/2018

    » Shutting children away behind closed doors, away from prying eyes and with no internet, can protect them up to a point. But preventing children from engaging with the world hurts their development in the long run.

  • BUSINESS

    Industry 4.0 guide

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 21/05/2018

    » Industry 4.0 is the buzzword you hear everywhere these days, describing the rush to harness the potential of digital technology to make operations smarter, more efficient and profitable. It's no surprise that the energy industry has been leading the pack, in the view of William Ruh, chief digital officer at General Electric (GE). Its very survival is at stake.

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