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Jonathan Godbey 2021-05-15
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Facebook has reportedly upheld a ban on many organizations in Myanmar that have joined forces to resist the military coup that occurred back in February, according to Rest of World. The bans were put in place back in 2019, when organizations like the Arakan Army, and many of its allies, were classified as terrorist organizations by the democratically-elected government.

Things have changed in Myanmar since then. After the military coup and government takeover by the Tatmadaw (carried out after an election which the military claims was fraudulent), the political situation has become extremely complex. There is, however, one thing that is seemingly clear: the Arakan Army is no longer classified as a terrorist organization, either by the c...

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Google has yanked hosting of a blog on its Blogger platform promoting propaganda in support of the military coup in Myanmar.
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Evelyn Fowler 2021-02-06
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Leaders of the military coup in Myanmar shut down the country's internet, after asking providers to block Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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Hundreds have been killed in Myanmar and thousands detained since a military coup that ousted the civilian government in February.
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Sam Gibson 2021-05-12
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Christopher Miller is expected to tell lawmakers he didn't immediately deploy armed forces out of fear it would be perceived as a military coup.
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Bart King 2021-07-25
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Chris Tun came back as a democratic transition was under way and foreign companies took interest. A military coup brought the new era to a sudden end.
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Carlos Edelstein 2021-05-04
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Norwegian incumbent Telenor has been left reeling by the military coup in Myanmar, which has forced it to completely write off the value of its operation there.
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Firm tries to stand up for customers, human rights, sells to M1 and takes a bath

Norwegian telco Telenor has quit Myanmar, selling its network there because the recent military coup has made it impossible to operate on its terms in the nation.…

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BANGKOK—Uber Technologies Inc. on Wednesday put its motorcycle-booking service on hold in Bangkok after warnings from local authorities about operating licenses for drivers.

The service, dubbed uberMOTO, was launched on Feb. 24.

Customers could pay with cash or credit cards, with fares beginning at 10 baht 28 U.S. cents .

The decision to suspend uberMOTO in Bangkok was made public after the Department of Land Transport invited representatives of Uber and Grab—a rival, Singapore-based ride-hailing app—to a meeting Tuesday, during which Thai authorities ordered both companies to immediately cease their motorcycle-booking services.

Thailand s ruling council, which took power in a May 2014 military coup, has launched a campaign to regulate the Thai capital s motorcycle-taxi business after years of complaints about overcharging and other problems.

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Thailand s ruling council took power in a May 2014 military coup.

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Facebook-owned photo app Instagram and messaging services WhatsApp and Messenger have also been restricted in the country, according to NetBlocks.
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan made a statement aired

via Apple FaceTime on Friday night in response to a "coup"

staged by the Turkish Armed Forces.

The "military coup will be thwarted," said Erdogan, appearing on

a shaky iPhone screen held by CNNTurk correspondent Hande Firat,

adding that the "perpetrators will be punished."

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Turkish soldiers stay at Taksim square as people protest against the military coup in Istanbul on 16 July 2016

As an attempted military coup unfolded in Turkey Friday night, hundreds of Turkish citizens took to the streets to record and share the chaos on the ground in real time on Facebook Live and Twitter's Periscope, despite military attempts to block social media networks in the country.

According to Turkey Blocks, a group that monitors internet censorship in Turkey, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube were reportedly blocked in the country described as a "bastion of internet censorship" by the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

"Our data indicated a 2 hour period of social media throttling but no evidence of a full internet blackout in Turkey," the group tweeted.

Taking to Twitter as well, he tweeted: "I call our nation to the airports and the squares to take ownership of our democracy and our national will."

While Twitter said they suspected "an intentional slowing" of their traffic in the country, a YouTube spokesperson told the Guardian that they are "aware of reports that YouTube is down in Turkey, however, systems seem to be functioning normally."

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Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan called Apple and other US-based technology companies out this week in an effort to drum up support for a boycott of their products and a push to buy Turkish-made gadgets.

“Every product that we buy in foreign currency from outside, we will produce them here and sell abroad,” Erdoğan said during a speech in Ankara.

“We will boycott the electronics products of the U.S.”

He went on to specifically mention Apple and suggest that people could switch from the iPhone to Samsung products.

“If they have the iPhone, there is Samsung,” he said.

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Evelyn Fowler 2018-07-09
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Tomorrow is the day that's been set aside to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the RAF, which is 100 days after its official 100th birthday.

Clearly doing something big to celebrate on the 1st April was a risky endeavour.

So there's going to be a big parade, and flyby involving 25 different RAF aircraft that will look suspiciously like a military coup given what's going on in the government today.

While the main event is happening at Buckingham Palace, you might be able to see something from your own house - just as long as you live along the flight route.

So if you live between Ipswich and Central London, you have a pretty good shot of seeing something, though exactly what will your exact location.

North West London will also get to see something too, with some of the aircraft heading off to the RAF Museum near Colindale.

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the European parliament has voted in favour of Turkey's membership negotiations of suspension on behalf, told the economic newspaper the Financial Times.

the result of the Vote, however, is not binding as the only member of the earthly governments have the right to break off negotiations.

currently, the vast majority of member states wants to continue Turkish accession negotiations.

the Parliament's vote can, however, according to FT, keep it as a turning point.

"It is parliament strong political signal to EU leaders, who meet in mid-December, that if they are taking european values seriously, it's time to draw the line - taking into account what happened in the candidate countries", assesses the hollantilaismeppi Kati Piri to the press.

the EU authorities varoittavatkin Turkey's leading opponents against witch hunt of hard enlarged to have failed after the military coup.

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The four-time Asian champions will face their South Korean neighbors at the 72,000-capacity Nissan Stadium, although the crowd size has not yet been announced.

Japan will play a friendly against South Korea in Yokohama on March 25 - the first home match since the coronavirus pandemic, the Japan Football Association said.Fans from all over the world are called to book Football world Cup tickets from our online platforms WorldWideTicketsandHospitality.com.

Football World Cup fans can book Japan Football World Cup Tickets on our website at exclusively discounted prices.The four-time Asian champions will take on their South Korean neighbors at the 72,000-capacity Nissan Stadium, although the crowd size has not yet been announced.

Greater Tokyo, including Yokohama, is currently under a coronavirus emergency, which is scheduled to end on March 21.Crowds at sporting events are limited to 5,000 or half capacity, whichever is lower.

Japan has not played a home match since a 4-1 loss to Venezuela in November 2019, but has played four friendlies in Europe over the past year, exclusively featuring teams from overseas.In a statement, Japanese manager Hajime Moriyasu said, I think the fact that we were able to play this game in Pandemic is the result of the efforts of many people.

I am grateful for everyone's cooperation.

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Jonathan Godbey 2021-05-15
facebook stock art
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

Facebook has reportedly upheld a ban on many organizations in Myanmar that have joined forces to resist the military coup that occurred back in February, according to Rest of World. The bans were put in place back in 2019, when organizations like the Arakan Army, and many of its allies, were classified as terrorist organizations by the democratically-elected government.

Things have changed in Myanmar since then. After the military coup and government takeover by the Tatmadaw (carried out after an election which the military claims was fraudulent), the political situation has become extremely complex. There is, however, one thing that is seemingly clear: the Arakan Army is no longer classified as a terrorist organization, either by the c...

Continue reading…

Evelyn Fowler 2021-02-06
img
Leaders of the military coup in Myanmar shut down the country's internet, after asking providers to block Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Sam Gibson 2021-05-12
img
Christopher Miller is expected to tell lawmakers he didn't immediately deploy armed forces out of fear it would be perceived as a military coup.
Carlos Edelstein 2021-05-04
img
Norwegian incumbent Telenor has been left reeling by the military coup in Myanmar, which has forced it to completely write off the value of its operation there.
Linda Schilk 2016-05-19

BANGKOK—Uber Technologies Inc. on Wednesday put its motorcycle-booking service on hold in Bangkok after warnings from local authorities about operating licenses for drivers.

The service, dubbed uberMOTO, was launched on Feb. 24.

Customers could pay with cash or credit cards, with fares beginning at 10 baht 28 U.S. cents .

The decision to suspend uberMOTO in Bangkok was made public after the Department of Land Transport invited representatives of Uber and Grab—a rival, Singapore-based ride-hailing app—to a meeting Tuesday, during which Thai authorities ordered both companies to immediately cease their motorcycle-booking services.

Thailand s ruling council, which took power in a May 2014 military coup, has launched a campaign to regulate the Thai capital s motorcycle-taxi business after years of complaints about overcharging and other problems.

Corrections & Amplifications:

Thailand s ruling council took power in a May 2014 military coup.

Angel Collins 2016-07-15
img

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan made a statement aired

via Apple FaceTime on Friday night in response to a "coup"

staged by the Turkish Armed Forces.

The "military coup will be thwarted," said Erdogan, appearing on

a shaky iPhone screen held by CNNTurk correspondent Hande Firat,

adding that the "perpetrators will be punished."

Filiberto Lahey 2018-08-15

Photo by Stringer / Getty Images

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan called Apple and other US-based technology companies out this week in an effort to drum up support for a boycott of their products and a push to buy Turkish-made gadgets.

“Every product that we buy in foreign currency from outside, we will produce them here and sell abroad,” Erdoğan said during a speech in Ankara.

“We will boycott the electronics products of the U.S.”

He went on to specifically mention Apple and suggest that people could switch from the iPhone to Samsung products.

“If they have the iPhone, there is Samsung,” he said.

James Bice 2015-11-24
img

the European parliament has voted in favour of Turkey's membership negotiations of suspension on behalf, told the economic newspaper the Financial Times.

the result of the Vote, however, is not binding as the only member of the earthly governments have the right to break off negotiations.

currently, the vast majority of member states wants to continue Turkish accession negotiations.

the Parliament's vote can, however, according to FT, keep it as a turning point.

"It is parliament strong political signal to EU leaders, who meet in mid-December, that if they are taking european values seriously, it's time to draw the line - taking into account what happened in the candidate countries", assesses the hollantilaismeppi Kati Piri to the press.

the EU authorities varoittavatkin Turkey's leading opponents against witch hunt of hard enlarged to have failed after the military coup.

Jorge Medina 2021-02-20
img
Google has yanked hosting of a blog on its Blogger platform promoting propaganda in support of the military coup in Myanmar.
Joseph Averitt 2021-04-26
img
Hundreds have been killed in Myanmar and thousands detained since a military coup that ousted the civilian government in February.
Bart King 2021-07-25
img
Chris Tun came back as a democratic transition was under way and foreign companies took interest. A military coup brought the new era to a sudden end.
Carlton Barr 2021-07-08
img

Firm tries to stand up for customers, human rights, sells to M1 and takes a bath

Norwegian telco Telenor has quit Myanmar, selling its network there because the recent military coup has made it impossible to operate on its terms in the nation.…

Owen Grundy 2021-02-04
img
Facebook-owned photo app Instagram and messaging services WhatsApp and Messenger have also been restricted in the country, according to NetBlocks.
Justin Martinez 2016-07-16
img

Turkish soldiers stay at Taksim square as people protest against the military coup in Istanbul on 16 July 2016

As an attempted military coup unfolded in Turkey Friday night, hundreds of Turkish citizens took to the streets to record and share the chaos on the ground in real time on Facebook Live and Twitter's Periscope, despite military attempts to block social media networks in the country.

According to Turkey Blocks, a group that monitors internet censorship in Turkey, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube were reportedly blocked in the country described as a "bastion of internet censorship" by the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

"Our data indicated a 2 hour period of social media throttling but no evidence of a full internet blackout in Turkey," the group tweeted.

Taking to Twitter as well, he tweeted: "I call our nation to the airports and the squares to take ownership of our democracy and our national will."

While Twitter said they suspected "an intentional slowing" of their traffic in the country, a YouTube spokesperson told the Guardian that they are "aware of reports that YouTube is down in Turkey, however, systems seem to be functioning normally."

Evelyn Fowler 2018-07-09
img

Tomorrow is the day that's been set aside to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the RAF, which is 100 days after its official 100th birthday.

Clearly doing something big to celebrate on the 1st April was a risky endeavour.

So there's going to be a big parade, and flyby involving 25 different RAF aircraft that will look suspiciously like a military coup given what's going on in the government today.

While the main event is happening at Buckingham Palace, you might be able to see something from your own house - just as long as you live along the flight route.

So if you live between Ipswich and Central London, you have a pretty good shot of seeing something, though exactly what will your exact location.

North West London will also get to see something too, with some of the aircraft heading off to the RAF Museum near Colindale.

World Wide Tickets And Hospitality 2021-04-28
img

The four-time Asian champions will face their South Korean neighbors at the 72,000-capacity Nissan Stadium, although the crowd size has not yet been announced.

Japan will play a friendly against South Korea in Yokohama on March 25 - the first home match since the coronavirus pandemic, the Japan Football Association said.Fans from all over the world are called to book Football world Cup tickets from our online platforms WorldWideTicketsandHospitality.com.

Football World Cup fans can book Japan Football World Cup Tickets on our website at exclusively discounted prices.The four-time Asian champions will take on their South Korean neighbors at the 72,000-capacity Nissan Stadium, although the crowd size has not yet been announced.

Greater Tokyo, including Yokohama, is currently under a coronavirus emergency, which is scheduled to end on March 21.Crowds at sporting events are limited to 5,000 or half capacity, whichever is lower.

Japan has not played a home match since a 4-1 loss to Venezuela in November 2019, but has played four friendlies in Europe over the past year, exclusively featuring teams from overseas.In a statement, Japanese manager Hajime Moriyasu said, I think the fact that we were able to play this game in Pandemic is the result of the efforts of many people.

I am grateful for everyone's cooperation.