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I Went to a Bangkok Hotel to Hear Apocalyptic Alien Prophecies

t only took stepping into the brown-carpeted conference room of a grungy Bangkok hotel to enter a dimension of belief where aliens not only exist (and think we're stupid) but communicate with a select few Thais over the psychic plane.

Thai Potterheads Tap Into Their Inner Kid for Children’s Day

BANGKOK — “Lumos!” Akira Akkarakhitapisuit uttered in full Harry Potter garb as he waved his franchise-licensed wand.
'I, Robot.' Original image: 20th Century Fox

Twitter Removes Some Suspicious Follower Accounts

Twitter said it has begun removing suspicious accounts it has locked from its counts of users' followers.

Thai Banks Urged to Beef Up Security in Wake of Cyberactivism

By Teeranai Charuvastra
Staff Reporter

BANGKOK — Anxious about the possibility of looming cyberattacks, Thailand's banking association today called on its members to improve security measures and end the culture of data secrecy.

Social Media Surveillance System Planned



BANGKOK — The Royal Thai Police plan to spend 12 million baht on a system to monitor messages and track users on the most popular social media platforms.

Loki & Thor? Rey & Kylo? Thai Fangirls Are Shipping. Hard.

BANGKOK — Loki and Dr. Strange flirt as a jealous Thor tries to intervene in a scene set to banter from a recent Thai rom-com.

Mass Pokemon Go Gathering Saturday at Bangkok’s CentralWorld

BANGKOK — The elusive unity and national reconciliation of Thais will finally be realized Saturday, when the kingdom comes together as one in CentralWorld Plaza.
An artist’s rendition of the Chao Phraya exoplanet rising over the Chao Phraya River. Images: NASA and Wikimedia Commons

River of Stars: Exoplanet Named After Thai ‘Chao Phraya’ River

ERIDANUS — Thailand’s mightiest river and one of its tributaries are making their mark among the stars. 

Govt ‘Gateway’ Denials Contradict Cabinet Resolutions

BANGKOK — Facing broad criticism to its plan to funnel all internet traffic through a single, government-managed choke point, the military government now insists the project has not been initiated despite evidence to the contrary.

Citizens Should Resist Online Censorship, Advocates Say

By Pravit Rojanaphruk
Senior Staff Writer

BANGKOK — Citizens have a duty to not buy into state propaganda, be critical of the powers that be and resist censorship, anti-coup activist Sombat Boonngamanong said at a symposium yesterday.

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