Thai internet laws raise questions about privacy protection

Nov 22, 2016

Thai internet laws raise questions about privacy protection

Thailand’s military government, which has cracked down on online dissent since seizing power in 2014, is pushing ahead with cybersecurity bills that rights groups say could mean more extensive online monitoring, raising concerns over privacy protection. Amendments to Thailand’s 2007 Computer Crime Act to ...

China censors 'fatty' nickname for Kim Jong Un online

Nov 19, 2016

China censors 'fatty' nickname for Kim Jong Un online

Chinese websites are censoring the nickname “Kim Fatty the Third,” widely used to disparage North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, after officials from his country reportedly conveyed their displeasure in a meeting with their Chinese counterparts. Searches for the Chinese words “Jin San Pang” ...

U.S. seeks sanctions on South Sudan rebel leader, army chief

Nov 19, 2016

U.S. seeks sanctions on South Sudan rebel leader, army chief

The United States is seeking to impose sanctions on South Sudan’s rebel leader, army chief of staff and information minister for fueling conflict and obstructing peace in the world’s newest nation. An annex to the U.S. resolution calling for an arms embargo and new ...

China harasses independent candidates for low-level offices

Nov 15, 2016

China harasses independent candidates for low-level offices

Liu Huizhen, a petite, soft-spoken farmer’s daughter who wants to serve her community, might seem an unlikely threat to China’s all-powerful Communist Party. Yet, as Chinese vote Tuesday for low-level representatives, authorities have responded to Liu’s bid as an independent candidate in a southwestern ...