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Thai woman uses Google Earth to escape with 9 others from Bahrain brothel

A 30-year-old Thai woman used all her wits and knowledge of communications technology to help herself and nine other Thai women escape from forced prostitution in a Bahrain brothel. From sending SMS messages, googling for websites to contact Thai police and reporters, to using the Google Earth three dimensional programme, Wadi

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Thai Finance Minister to propose warning alerts on mobile phone

BANGKOK, 11 May 2012 (NNT) - Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister, Kittiratt Na-Ranong said his ministry is set to propose a disaster-warning alert and coordination system via SMS to the consideration of the flood and water resource management committee and the Ministry Of Information and Communication Technology (ICT). Mr Kittiratt

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Man imprisoned for lese majeste “Uncle SMS” dies

BANGKOK, May 8 -- The 61-year-old Thai man better known as “Ah-gong" or "Uncle SMS" for sending text messages deemed insulting to the monarchy and who received a 20-year prison sentence died early today, Corrections Department Director-General Suchart Wonganantachai announced. Lese majeste convict Ampol Tangnoppakul suffered stomachache since Thursday and had

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Smartphone helps reduce Hong Kong airport check-in queues

Rushing to locate that seemingly hard to find check-in counter at a large airport may just be part of history as smartphones may now be used to contain boarding pass information in its growing list of uses. Nine airlines are introducing smartphone boarding passes including Cathay Pacific, United Airlines, British Airways,

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Jake Reilly Detaches From Computer and Cellphone for 90 Days

Jake Reilly's 'Amish Project:' 90 Days Without a Cell Phone, Email and Social Media College Student Drops Social Media, Reconnects with Romance Could you live without daily electronic conveniences -- Twitter, Facebook, email, texting and more -- for 90 days? Jake P. Reilly, a 24-year-old copywriting student at the Chicago Portfolio School,

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Court sentences Thai man to 20 years jail for lese majeste

BANGKOK, Nov 23 - Thailand's Criminal Court on Wednesday sentenced a 61-year-old man to 20 years in jail for sending text messages deemed insulting the country's revered monarch to a private secretary of former Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva. The sentence was read via tele-conference as the defendant, Ampon Tangnoppakul, 61, did

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