Science and technology

IoT tech to collect real-time weather data

The Meteorological Department is gearing up to adopt Internet of Things (IoT) devices to collect weather-related data which can be reported in real time, and work with the telecom regulator to send weather warnings to people via SMS messages.The agency, under the Digital Economy and ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Digital spending to grow 9%

Digital advertising spending is expected to continue to grow in 2022, though by a smaller margin than the 18% surge recorded last year amid concerns about the weak economy, according to the Thailand Digital Advertising Spend Report.The report was jointly commissioned by the Digital Advertising ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Crypto cybercrime set to surge next year

Cryptocurrency-fuelled ransomware attacks, metaverse-related attacks, exploitation of flaws in application programming interfaces (API), and critical infrastructure attacks are among the key threats expected in 2022, according to Palo Alto Networks, a global cybersecurity company.“Cybercriminals are getting richer than ever as cryptocurrency fuels the ransomware economy,” ...

Suchit Leesa-Nguansuk

Online shopping tops woes

The Ministry of Digital Economy and Society (DES) says 48,513 complaints regarding cyber problems have been lodged with the ministry’s help centre over the past 11 months.Deputy DES Minister Newin Chorchaithip said on Sunday that of these complaints, 33,080 involved online shopping problems faced by ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Thailand to regulate digital platform service businesses

The cabinet on Monday approved a draft decree to regulate digital platform service businesses to maintain financial and commercial stability and to prevent damage to the public, government spokesman Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana said.Such businesses, both in and outside of Thailand, will need to notify the government ...

Renewed bid for central DNA database

The Central Institute of Forensic Science (CIFS) is maintaining its push for a law that would require DNA samples collected from criminal suspects to be stored on a central database.A central database system would aid investigations targeting criminal suspects in security cases and serious crimes, ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Tech to offer better health outcomes

5G, artificial intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT) and other emerging technologies are expected to reshape healthcare service in the years to come as access to better medical service becomes available, say industry players.These new technologies could help save lives, reduce medical personnel workloads ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Warning over cyberattack threats

Organisations need to bolster their online defences as rising numbers of cyberattacks against the public and private sectors indicate that data leaks and digital threats will become ever more commonplace in the years to come, according to cybersecurity authorities.At least 200 pieces of critical information ...

Suchit Leesa-Nguansuk

ONDE outlines digital outlook

Lack of public knowledge about the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA), a dearth of digital skills among officials and tepid cross-border e-commerce by Thai vendors are three concerns surrounding the country’s digital transformation, says the Office of National Digital Economy and Society Commission (ONDE).The concerns ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Tech generation gap

A study of the relationship between people and technology reveals a split in Thailand between those who believe tech companies clearly make a positive contribution to society and those who hold neutral or negative opinions of technology, according to the Asean communications agency Vero.In a ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

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