Thailand’s Government Claims It Can Monitor The Country’s 30M Line Users | TechCrunch

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Government officials in Thailand last year demanded access to chat app Line so that they could monitor conversations taking place in the country, and this week a politician claimed that they can now do so.

The Nation reports that ICT Minister Pornchai Rujiprapa told a press conference that the government “can monitor all the nearly 40 million Line messages sent by people in Thailand each day.”

A Line spokesperson denied the validity of the original report and told TechCrunch that it does not provide user information to Thailand’s government. The full statement is at the bottom of this post.


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08/18/2016, 05:40

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