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‘Open Sky” app for requesting permission to fly drones unveiled

  A PILOT project to kick off an app called “Open Sky” for those who want to fly drones in Bangkok and nearby areas to conveniently request permission to do so was unveiled today (Sept. 1), Matichon newspaper said. This project is a collaboration between Aeronautical Radio of Thailand Ltd (Aerothai),the Civil Aviation Authority of

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Pegasus phone spyware used to target 30 Thai activists, cyber watchdogs say

By Reuters and published by CNA plus The FCPA Blog AT LEAST 30 Thai political activists have been hacked using Israeli surveillance spyware Pegasus, according to a joint investigation by human rights and cyber monitoring groups, which suspect the attacks were launched locally. The probe by Thai human rights group iLaw, Southeast Asian internet watchdog

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100,000 AIS customers hit after attack by hackers

ADVANCED Info Service Plc (AIS) said today (Feb. 18) that 100,000 of its customers’ data had been leaked after employees’ computers were hacked but correction had been made with the cell phone carrier’s system and business operations not compromised, Thai Rath newspaper said. Mr. Prathana Leelapanang, CEO of AIS, said investigation of the cybercrime revealed

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Telegram outage reported worldwide, thousands affected

By Channel NewsAsia Singapore – Users of popular messaging service Telegram reported outages worldwide today (Jan. 17). The outage began at about 9. 15 p.m. in Thailand (10.15 p.m. in Singapore). According to user-submitted reports to Downdetector.com, the service appeared to be down in various countries, including Indonesia, India, Australia, Myanmar, Bangladesh, the United Arab

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Bill Gates says the metaverse will host most of your office meetings within ‘two or three years’

By Tom Huddleston Jr., published by CNBC, distributed by MSN.com AS Bill Gates reflected on what he calls his “most unusual and difficult year,” the billionaire also looked ahead to 2022 and beyond with no shortage of optimism — including when it comes to our “more digitised future.” In a year-end post on Gates’ personal

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Multiple global websites down amid widespread Internet outage

By Channel NewsAsia and agencies SEVERAL international websites were down today (June 8), including Amazon, Reddit, CNN, The Guardian and The New York Times. Error messages appeared on the websites at around 1000 GMT (5pm Thai time). Some reports pointed to a glitch at US-based cloud computing services provider Fastly. Most of Fastly’s coverage areas

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Insurer AXA hit by ransomware attack, lots of Thai data stolen

  By BleepingComputer.com and Sanook.com  BRANCHES of insurance giant AXA based in Thailand (Krungthai-AXA), Malaysia, Hong Kong, and the Philippines have been struck by a ransomware cyber attack with 3 terabytes of data stolen including lots of personal information of Thai and other clients, BleepingComputer.com and Sanook.com said this morning (May 17) The compromised data

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Temple of Zoom: 200,000 Thai Buddhists mark holy day via video link

By Artorn Pookasook and Athit Perawongmetha, Reuters, published by Yahoo! News MORE than 200,000 Buddhist devotees gathered via Zoom video link yesterday to attend an annual prayer and lantern ritual held in Thailand to mark Makha Bucha Day, one of the religion’s holiest holidays. The ritual began with a prayer in Pali, the language of

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Ditched WhatsApp for Telegram? Your secret chats might not be as safe as you thought

By Aaron Brown, Express SECURE messaging platform Telegram is a little less secure than first thought, thanks to a new glitch that allowed bad actors to access self-destructing audio and video messages long after the sender and recipient believed these messages were permanently deleted. The bug, which impacted the macOS version of the messaging service,

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Star Wars tensions rise as rival Mars probes on collision course

The skies above Mars will witness some startling aeronautical displays in the next few days when three rival space robot probes reach the red planet after journeying for millions of miles across space. The United Arab Emirates’ probe Hope orbiter will arrive first, on Tuesday, (tomorrow) followed by China’s Tianwen-1 spacecraft the next day. Finally,

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