Thailand shuts down online TV channel, as protests continue

Thai protesters raised three-finger salutes to the national anthem at public places across Bangkok on Tuesday as anti-government rallies continued and the government ordered an online TV channel to close over its coverage of the demonstrations.

The authorities imposed emergency measures banning gatherings of more than four people last Thursday amid growing protests against the government and monarchy.

But protests have only grown despite a crackdown in which dozens have been detained.

Two protest leaders – Parit “Penguin” Chiwarak and Panusaya “Rung” Sithijirawattanakul – were arrested on Tuesday on new charges as soon as a court freed them bail in relation to a previous set of charges.

“This is not a leaderless protest, but everybody is a leader,” Tattep “Ford” Ruangprapaikitseree told reporters at the Siam Paragon mall, where dozens of people gave the salute borrowed from The Hunger Games.

Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha’s cabinet agreed to an emergency session of parliament next week because of the crisis, but he has said he will not quit – as the protesters have demanded. Prayuth’s supporters have a majority in parliament.

Protesters also want changes to the constitution and a reduction in the powers of the monarchy under King Maha Vajiralongkorn.

The emergency measures only appear to have stoked public anger, but Tuesday turned out to be the quietest day on the streets since the decree was imposed with only a few hundred gathering.

Thai Lawyers for Human Rights said they would be filing a suit with six students and other human rights groups on Wednesday to revoke the declaration and seek an injunction to prevent government crackdowns.

Voice TV silenced

Earlier, a court ordered the suspension of Voice TV, an online broadcaster critical of the government.

Voice TV had been found to have breached the Computer Crime Act by uploading “false information,” digital ministry spokesman Putchapong Nodthaisong said.

Editor-in-Chief of Voice TV Rittikorn Mahakhachabhorn said it would continue broadcasting until the court order arrived.

“We insist that we have been operating based on journalistic principles and we will continue our work presently,” he said.

Voice TV was one of four media organisations under investigation for their coverage of the continuing protest movement. Many have been reporting the protests live on Facebook and other social media platforms.

The channel is part-owned by the Shinawatra family of former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra and his sister Yingluck, who was overthrown by Prayuth in a 2014 coup. Both fled Thailand to escape corruption cases they branded political.

The demonstrations have been largely led by students and young people in contrast with 10 years of street violence between supporters of Thaksin and conservative royalists before Prayuth seized power.

The prime minister on Tuesday accused media outlets of spreading false news.

“Media freedom is important but in some cases there are some media outlets disseminating distorted information that is inciting unrest,” he said after a court order following a complaint from the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society.

The court ruling comes a day after the same ministry said it had flagged more than 325,000 messages on social media platforms that violated the Computer Crimes Act, which critics say is used to muzzle dissent.

Amnesty International accused the authorities of “scare tactics” by ordering the closure of Voice TV.

“The harassment of media outlets is just one facet of the Thai authorities current assault on communications channels, alongside threats to block the messaging platform Telegram and use of the Computer Crimes Act, among other laws, against people for what they post and share online,” Amnesty’s Deputy Regional Director for Campaigns Ming Yu Hah said in a statement.

Human Rights Watch said the closure of Voice TV was a misuse of the emergency decree and noted that the channel had been a target of censorship more than any other TV station in the country.

“The crackdown is part of a bigger effort to bully and control the media into becoming a government mouthpiece,” the group’s Asia Director, Brad Adams, said in a statement.


US Presidential Election 2020 LIVE Updates: Trump, Biden Attorneys Flock to Florida to Protect Votes; Obama Warns Against Complacency Over Biden Lead

US Presidential Election 2020 LIVE Updates: Former President Barack Obama returned to the campaign trail on Wednesday with a blistering attack on Donald Trump with less than two weeks to go before the Republican president’s Election Day face-off with Democratic nominee Joe Biden. Speaking at a drive-in rally in Philadelphia on behalf of Biden, his former vice president, and Democratic running mate Kamala Harris, Obama offered his fiercest critique yet of his successor. He took aim at Trump’s divisive rhetoric, his track record in the Oval Office and his habit of re-tweeting conspiracy theories. “With Joe and Kamala at the helm, you’re not going to have to think about the crazy things they said every day,” Obama said. “And that’s worth a lot. You’re not going to have to argue about them every day. It just won’t be so exhausting.”

Obama, who governed for two terms and remains one of the most popular figures in the Democratic Party, blasted Trump for his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, noting that the president himself had fallen victim to the virus. “Donald Trump isn’t suddenly going to protect all of us,” he said. “He can’t even take the basic steps to protect himself.” “This is not a reality show. This is reality,” Obama said in a nod to Trump’s past as a reality TV host. “And the rest of us have had to live with the consequences of him proving himself incapable of taking the job seriously.”

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iPhone 12 teardown reveals Qualcomm X55 5G modem and 2,815 mAh battery

The iPhone 12 and 12 Pro are both officially going on sale starting this Friday. Thanks to a teardown video posted by Century Weifeng Technology, we are getting a close look inside the 6.1-inch iPhone 12 model.

The teardown video compares the iPhone 12 to the iPhone 11 and although there are some similarities in the overall layout of the phone’s build, there are some key differences in the updated design. The logic board is larger than the 11’s, mostly due to the added 5G capabilities that require an extra chip. This 5G modem has been identified as the Qualcomm X55. We’d heard rumors that Apple was going to use the Qualcomm-made modem and as Apple confirmed in the keynote presentation, it ended up going with its own 5G antenna designs, hence the thinner form factor.

Although the logic board is larger, there are a few items that Apple reduced in size to slim the iPhone 12’s overall dimensions. The OLED display assembly is thinner, the Taptic Engine assembly is significantly smaller, and it’s discovered that the iPhone 12’s battery capacity is 15% lower than that of the iPhone 11 at 2,815 mAh. All of this makes the iPhone 12 11% thinner, and 16% lighter than the iPhone 11.

On the back panel, we get a good look at the MagSafe magnetic assembly. The ring is made of entirely of magnets that line up with MagSafe accessories for easily lining up the magnets with the new MagSafe charger.


What new things will occur for INdian pharmacy after Donald Trump drug prescription proposal

Recently, the President of the United States of America has released a series of executive orders that proposed the lower drug prescription prices for American citizens. However, the chances of the law affecting the Indian Pharma companies are nominal. US President, Donald Trump released four orders for the lowering of drug prices on July 25. The orders have been proposed to benefit American citizens. Moreover, a clear impact will be appearing to the countries allied with the United States of America, like Canada, India, and China.

According to the Global Business Report, India has already displayed 30-40 percent of global USFDA and 971 alternative approval for the export of drugs. Moreover, many officials in India claim the executive order would benefit the International trade and Indian pharmaceutical companies. In contrast, many officials claim the effects can be neutral or negative for the Indian pharma environment.

Nonetheless, the rise in the Indian market could increase the repurpose use of drugs that will bring more sales to the Indian pharmaceutical market. As the country has altogether developed an appropriate price of the drug, then irrespective of the circumstances, the order will benefit the Indian pharma. Says Shailesh Shah, Senior Partner and co-founder of Strta Consulting.

However, if the order displayed a negative impact on the pharmaceutical companies of India, it will be because of limited opportunities for Indian Pharma because of executive orders. A partner of Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co, Mr. Arvind Sharma, believes that the laws would decrease the strength of Indian Pharmacy, which the Indian GOvernment has developed in the past few years.

However, the orders need to be cleared to get the correct analysis of the Indian pharmaceutical countries. Moreover, the rule proposed during the re-election campaign of Trump seems a bit hard to get sanctioned. But more detailed information on drugs would clear out the matter of rising or degrading the Indian pharma market.


US Republicans concerned about TIK-TOK

Recently a group of officials from the Republican Party of the United States has alleged Tik-Tok on conspiring American citizens to cause chaos and gain interest from the political tensions in the United States. On Tuesday, Senior US Senators pressured the Trump administration to carefully look into the matter as the famous Chinese owned Tik-Tok video sharing application can meddle in the election to gain political interests.

The letter was sent by the official authorities, including Marco Rubio, Tom Cotton, official lawmakers of the Country. They cited their concerns over the censored Tik-Tok viral video of Uighur minorities. They claimed that the Beijing Government would try to interfere in the election process to get the opportunities to attack and create chaos among American citizens.

The lawmakers wrote the letter specifying their concerns about the social media app that can mislead the American citizens and described various important factors for which the application should thoroughly be checked or banned. Moreover, the letter is sent to the director of the federal investigation department, Department of Homeland Security, and Office of Director of National Intelligence.

However, a spokesperson from the Chinese social media company, Tik-Tok, has released its statement denying the allegation and providing clear information about the usage of the application. Moreover, the spokesperson further detailed that the content posted of the video making app has strict policy rules and does not allow any political ads or content that spreads wrong information about any political party. Furthermore, the logistic center and moderation policies are led by a Californian based team that does not make any biased calls whatsoever.

Though the calls for the lawmakers and US Senator aren’t based on any evidence, the ODNI has accepted the requests and stated that the investigation would take place accordingly. However, the FBI and DNS have not yet responded to the allegation.
Despite the propaganda created by the senior officials of the Republican Party, Trump is falling in the polls against Joe Biden


Nubia Red Magic 5S Gaming Smartphone Debuts in China With Triple Cameras & Snapdragon 865 SoC

Nubia has uncovered its most recent gaming phone under its Red Magic series. The handset called the Nubia Red Magic 5S has been propelled in China, and it shows up somewhat more than a month after the organization revealed the Red Magic 5G and the Red Magic 5G Lite phones. Key highlights of the device incorporate triple back camera arrangement, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865 SoC, and a 4,500mAh battery and a total of three stockpiling variations. Worldwide dispatch plans, but are as of now obscure.

To the extent particulars of the Nubia Red Magic, 5S is concerned, the device accompanies a 6.55-inch AMOLED show with an FHD+ 1,080 X 2,340 pixel goal alongside 19.5:9 angle proportion, 144Hz revive rate, and 240Hz touch reaction rate. One of the fascinating highlights of the Nubia Red Magic 5S must be the organization’s restrictive ICE 4.0 cooling framework that packs both warm and air cooling tech to decrease heat age. Besides, the cooling structure is additionally supported by an outward fan with a speed of up to 15,000 rpm. The chipset is combined with up to 16GB of RAM and 256GB of locally available capacity. The Nubia Red Magic 5S likewise accompanies a 4,500mAh battery with help for 55W quick charging.

The camera branch of the Nubia Red Magic 5S flaunts a 64-megapixel Sony IMC686 primary camera with an f/1.8 opening, the other two being an 8-megapixel optional focal point and a 2-megapixel full-scale focal point separately. For selfies, the telephone gets an 8-megapixel camera at the front. For network, the Nubia Red Magic 5S accompanies 5G, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth v5.1, GPS/A-GPS, USB Type-C, and a 3.5mm earphone jack. The gadget additionally packs an in-show unique mark sensor.

The base 8GB+128GB variation of the Nubia Red Magic 5s is evaluated at CNY 3,799 (~ Rs 40,600) though the 12GB+256GB model expenses CNY 4,399 (~ Rs 47,000). Be that as it may, the best in class 16GB+256GB capacity variation has a sticker price of CNY 4,999 (~ Rs 53,400). The Nubia Red Magic 5S additionally gets a devoted adornment called the Ice Dock cooling that is valued at CNY 179 (~ Rs 1,900). The device is sold in Silver and Neon shading alternatives and will be available to be purchased in China from August 1.


Facebook’s Zuckerberg and Telegram’s Durov Posture as Defenders Against Foreign Tech Invasions

In a consultation tomorrow before the congressional Antitrust Subcommittee, Mark Zuckerberg plans to depict Facebook as the American victor to meet Chinese tech. In the interim, Pavel Durov has pursued a comparable conflict to restore Telegram in his local Russia, to a great extent, by painting U.S. tech as an attacking power.

It’s an attractive procedure, particularly since the PR for both Facebook and Telegram has verifiably inclined toward global vision regular among the tech market. However, is this the new ordinary?

To the extent U.S. controllers are concerned, Facebook has been in the doghouse for quite a while. The Federal Trade Commission hit the firm with a record-setting $5 billion fine a year ago. Around a similar time, the head of the House Financial Services Committee required the firm to stop the improvement of its early Libra digital money, setting off a mid-year of hateful hearings.

It was in reality during hearings before the Financial Services Committee that Zuckerberg started discussing Facebook’s Libra venture as a method of shielding U.S. money related to power.

Close by the assertion that what’s useful for Facebook is helpful for America, and the Libra Association likewise refreshed Libra’s whitepaper widely in the expectation of maintaining a strategic distance from guideline as security.

Telegram, as far as it matters for its, saw its crypto venture shut somewhere around the U.S. Protections and Exchange Commission. A New York court requested the firm to return $1.2 billion put resources into its mark. It was likely the battle with the controller that drove Telegram to accommodate Russian controllers.

Durov himself is a Russian national, at first creation his millions in charge of VKontakte, a web-based social networking system many see as the Facebook of the previous USSR. He proceeded to propelled Telegram, a courier whose encryption bothered Russian controllers enough for them to keep up a restriction on it for a long time until the finish of June.

The restoration of Telegram, according to Russian specialists, has been enthralling to watch. Durov accused the SEC’s treatment of Telegram as American government and later reprimanded Facebook and Instagram. A VP at the firm as of late analyzed American tech monsters like Apple and Google to the Mongolian attack of cutting edge Russia. Furthermore, just today, Durov utilized his private Telegram station to hammer Apple’s new 30% assessment on the application store as a method for restriction and security infringement.

Now, Telegram’s procedure has prompted more advancement with Russian controllers than Facebook’s has with the U.S. Be that as it may, neither one of the firms has gotten its separate crypto venture through administrative hindrances anyplace.


Joe Biden against Donald Trump and racial injustice

The Democratic presidential candidate is ready to show no mercy against the Trump campaign. Joe Biden, the Democratic presidential candidate, standing against Donald Trump, has attacked every campaign advertised by the Trump administration. Moreover, Joe Biden promised on Tuesday that his work to end economic injustice has started but delayed due to the raging pandemic across the world. Joe Biden has exciting facts and financial management that will provide equal fair and opportunities to every citizen of America.

Joe Biden claims that his work for economic agenda will clear all the racial injustice and provide a developing environment across the nation. He claims to fight for the soul and integrity of the country, which the Trump administration has deteriorated since 2016. He claims that numerous policies that Trump administration has released across the Presidential year span of Donald Trump have brought discrimination, reckoning, and misleading for the American people.

Joe Biden even attacks the social injustice across the nations, which is caused by the Trump administration. He claims the orders to deploy homeland security developed for the safeguard of the country is working against the people of the country. Moreover, these actions have led to an autocratic behavior of Donald Trump.

Joe Biden discussed various affairs in a community gymnasium in his hometown Wilmington, where he claims to be determined to provide equal opportunities to every man and woman of the country, keeping the color of their skin aside. Joe claims that Donald Trump is looking for a savior as he is trying to develop artificial matter to influence the citizens of the country.

Despite the matter projected against Donald Trump, Joe claims that the elections aren’t the place to only vote against Donald Trump but to look and recognize the moment of rising crisis and building a future worthy for all. He asks the people of America to look deeply into every economic policy and realize the racial injustice occurring in the United States of America.


Trump Assures for COVID19 Vaccine

US President, Donald Trump assures that the vaccine will be in the market soon. The President of the United States released the statement for the vaccine after the tour of the COVID19 vaccine facility in North Carolina. The auspicious visit of the President was to ensure the proper functioning and to manufacture the doses of coronavirus vaccine. He detailed that American scientists are geniuses, and they have developed 90% of the vaccine, which will be tested on approximately 30,000 infected American people.

The statement released by the President denotes the urgency to stop the raging effects of coronavirus in the country. The vaccine, if worked successfully, could be a game-changer for Donald Trump on his flattering re-election polls. However, the statement of victory over the virus was released hours after the news of Robert O’Brien testing positive for coronavirus. Robert O’Brien is the National Security advisor who conducts various protection activities across the nation.

However, it is known that there is no risk for President Donald Trump and the same for the Vice president of the country. Robert O’Brien has isolated himself and worked from a safe region of conduct. In contrast, there is no risk for the President of the country, whatsoever penetrates the personal surrounding of the President.

Nonetheless, the manufacturing of the vaccine experimental doses has provided to the company named Novavax under the multi-billion dollar expenditure for Operation Warp Speed. The goal is to develop approximately 300 million vaccine doses to stabilize the raging situation.

The higher authorities, including the President and Trump administration, think that no mask or social distancing can help the American citizens. Only the vaccine can calm the chaos spread across the nation. Given the trends of the raging epidemic, it is more likely that the people cured with vaccines will be exposed far before than expected. As people are more likely to get in touch with the virus than ever before.


Kim Jong Um defies Donald Trump calls

Kim Jong Un, the leader of North Korea, has continuously been denying the calls from the President of the United States to shut down the Nuclear weapons and give up for the peace of its entire nation. However, Kim Jong Un claims that these nuclear warheads ensure the survival of the country from foreign invasion. Moreover, alien invasion, referred to by Kim Jong Un, is for the state of America. The calls denied by the Dictator shows no intention of bowing against the President of the United States.

Kim shows no interest in disarming the nuclear weaponry and defies orders from Washington. Kim Jong Un released a statement for the state-run Korean News agency that the atomic warheads will proclaim their permanent national security in the present and future. He states that having nuclear warheads means lasting safety from any rising enemy or invader. Moreover, developing atomic weapons implies that North Korea can protect itself from any pressure rising against the will and integrity of the country. Furthermore, Kim Jong Un sees nuclear weapons as the best way to protect itself from the US invasion.

Kim Jong Un claims not to stop until the best protection system for the nation is manufactured. However, Donald Trump invites the Dictator for another Summit, but Kim Jong Un sees no interest in allying with the Washington Government. He claims that Washington has previously broken trust and promises that are not accepted. Moreover, Kim Jong Un sees the removal of nuclear testing as an active call for political suicide.

However, the active testing of the atomic arsenal, while the country is severely under the paltry economy, seems a bit nuisance. When the people of the country are starving, the Dictator is becoming more eager to test and mobilize nuclear warheads.

Moreover, after the pandemic, dictators’ calls to close the border has even stopped the small legal trade that the state of North Korea offers. Amid the rise of the epidemic, North Korea is eager to make threat calls and goading international sanctions.