Thailand scraps unpopular Internet ‘Great Firewall’ plan

Thailand's military government has scrapped a plan to create a single Internet gateway, a deputy prime minister said on Thursday, putting paid to a system aimed at allowing authorities to monitor content. The plan to consolidate Thailand's 10 Internet gateways into one central government-controlled point had been one of the government's least popular ideas since it came to power following a bloodless coup last year. Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak, a former finance minister, said the plan had been halted

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