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UPDATED: Lèse majesté vigilantism and Thailand’s political crisis

UPDATED: Lèse majesté vigilantism and Thailand’s political crisis

By Wed, Apr 23, 2014 11:00AM UTC Comments Off UPDATED: Lèse majesté vigilantism and Thailand’s political crisis

As Thailand's political crisis lingers on, the country's draconian lèse majesté law is still being applied, as two related cases show. Moreover, a new online vigilante group is making sure it stays that way....

WORLD: Daughter’s Facebook post costs father $80,000

By Tue, Mar 04, 2014 11:17AM UTC Comments Off Pic: AP.

MIAMI (AP) — A Florida teenager's Facebook post has cost her father an $80,000 legal settlement. The Miami Herald reports that the father had sued Miami's Gulliver Preparatory School for age discrimination after he lost his job as headmaster....

WhatsApp is booming, but so are its Asian rivals

By Thu, Feb 20, 2014 7:52PM UTC 1 Comment Pic: AP.

The sale of WhatsApp to Facebook has shown the enormous potential of messaging apps, but the app still faces stiff competition in Asia. ...

10 years on: How India is driving Asia’s love affair with Facebook

By Wed, Feb 05, 2014 4:55PM UTC Comments Off Facebook’s growth in Asia has been driven by the take-up of cheap handsets using a simplified Facebook app. (Source: Facebook/Shareholder.com)

Six years after “the Facebook” launched as a social network for college students in the US, the nascent dotcom giant opened its first Asian office in Hyderabad, India’s tech mecca....

New Zealand police criticized in Facebook sex case

By Sun, Nov 10, 2013 1:11PM UTC Comments Off New Zealand police criticized in Facebook sex case

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand police are facing mounting criticism for the way they’ve handled an investigation into a group of teenage boys who bragged on Facebook about having sex with girls who were drunk and underage. Calling themselves the Roast Busters, the Auckland teens publicly named some of the girls and continued...

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