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Thailand bans bitcoins

By Staff Reporter Thailand has become the first country in the world to ban the electronic currency Bitcoin after ruling it illegal. The decision by the Bank of Thailand effectively...

Australia: Assange launches WikiLeaks Party election bid

By Henry Belot WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has formally launched the Wikileaks Party and named seven candidates who will challenge for Senate seats at the upcoming Australian Federal Election Speaking...

New rival for 2015 elections in Burma

By Aung Tun Though the next election in Burma/Myanmar will be held in November 2015, almost three years from now, the election campaign is already more intense than expected. However,...

Squar: the Burmese answer to Facebook

China has Weibo and Burma now has Squar. The new social network launched just weeks ago is set to challenge Facebook with the growing number of online Burmese. While only...