New wave of Burmese hackers behind Thai website attacks

  Burmese hackers say they have attacked Thai government websites since early January and stolen data, part of a long-running, broader campaign against those critical of Myanmar’s government. The Blink Hacker Group said in Facebook posts and in an email interview that its attacks were in retaliation for Thailand sentencing two Burmese to death for […]

Myanmar govt, Facebook to purge hate speech accounts

The Myanmar government is set to work with Facebook to delete any accounts on the social network that post hate speech or incite personal attacks during the upcoming election, the President’s Office said. Zaw Htay, director of the President’s Office, told the Democratic Voice of Burma that the government has reviewed Facebook’s community standards, and […]

Myanmar rice exports to resume

The Myanmar Commerce Ministry plans to lift a temporary ban on rice exports, which was imposed due to shortages and inflation during last month’s flood disaster across the country, a senior official said. Permanent secretary to the ministry Toe Aung Myint said the government was moving ahead with the measure following a proposal by the […]