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Thai Lawmakers Approve Tighter Control of Internet

Thailand's military-appointed legislature approved a bill Friday tightening the country's already harsh Computer Crime Act, defying critics who said it infringes on the right to free expression. The National Legislative Assembly voted 168 to 0 with four abstentions to approve amending the 2007 law. Internet activists had campaigned against the amendment, which will allow the authorities to intercept private communications and block websites deemed harmful to national security...

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