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Myanmar’s military Junta, which seized power in a coup last week, has drafted new laws that compel local carriers to collect customers’ data and make it available to authorities. Outlets such as the The Financial Times and newswire Reuters that have seen drafts of the bill say it gives the government powers to compel takedowns …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Bringing Burma into line with the UK then?

    "Myanmar’s military Junta, which seized power in a coup last week, has drafted new laws that compel local carriers to collect customers’ data and make it available to authorities."

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Bringing Burma into line with the UK then?

      Yes, it's now exactly the same as the UK, so just remember that the next time you spout crap on the internet, armed men will turn up in the middle of the night to drag you kicking and screaming from your mother's back bedroom, never to be seen again.

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        GP has a point

        Stick a Trump in the UK, and UK is already set up and ready to go. Well done GCHQ, you should be proud of your work undermining individual UK rights! Snoopers Charter not passed into law... well just do it anyway then present it fait-accompli! I'm sure the NSA were just as proud of their work, as Trump slapped Michael Ellis into office.

        But it'll never happen to the UK right? Right UK? Not possible because of all those legal protections and law.... oh wait....

      2. amanfromMars 1 Silver badge

        Re: Bringing Burma into line with the UK then?

        Yes, it's now exactly the same as the UK, so just remember that the next time you spout crap on the internet, armed men will turn up in the middle of the night to drag you kicking and screaming from your mother's back bedroom, never to be seen again. .... Anonymous Coward

        And the fact that they don't, even after you have yourself previously advised them of developing shenanigans of which one could have reasonably expected them to be interested in recognising and quickly safely securing for a leading advantage, some would argue is tantamount to them endorsing third party actions and/or not considering them of deep enough interest as a possible threat to the wellbeing of the greater good.

        One imagines, for who here would out themselves as being qualified to know, many a spooky career has been both made and destroyed due to decisions made, or not made as the case may be in some such spooky cases, around that enigmatic conundrum.

        And as for those other two AC questions .....

        Am I anywhere near correct in thinking that this is the sort of thing that satellite-based internet will solve? Or is that just hopelessly wishful thinking on my part?

        ...... are the answers a yes and a no.

        It's probably what keeps spooks up at night a'pondering on the planning of what to do next for the best with regard to that which and/or those whom they don't really know, and fear or suspect may already know far too much about everything they would know, and more importantly, know what they need to know about the future, in order to maintain and sustain/employ and expand an almighty advantage.

        1. Tail Up
          IT Angle

          ReBringing... ...with the UK then?

          All Systems Go Correct, amanfromMars.

          Some people might have been a'pondering, if the if the second and the last paragraphs of your pretty well read and, hope, same well understood comment, were also a bitcoin wallet address and its password..

          OnE wouldn't even try to count a word #42 @each of the mentioned blocks just because of the slash (-:

          https://youtu.be/VePO5U4kCcQ

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          (-;

          https://youtu.be/BZZsMei2adM

          DM - Home. No officially authorized statement/decision-making video streamed map. Hence have a cat.

          Искренне ваш.

          55 73

          1. amanfromMars 1 Silver badge

            Родина-мать зовёт!

            A Sociable Eastern Confection of Delicious Western Delights is something to wonder at and even, after being suitably overwhelmed, worship and encourage and lead everything with, Tail Up. Nature abhors a vacuum and any current lack of future intelligence anywhere is always guaranteed to be filled very quickly to overflowing everywhere with that which is missing and needed for evolutionary growth and revolutionary changes alike.

            The following deals and details a Novel Noble Danegeld Element for universal engagement and employment, exploitation and enjoyment ..... and the stealthy beauty of it is that so many can so easily dismiss it as a nonsense and nothing to be overly concerned about, and thus is unhindered rapid progress both practically and virtually guaranteed and afforded.

            amanfromMars [2102130719] ...... stating the bleeding obvious on https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/globalist-dilemma-how-implement-4th-industrial-revolution-without-losing-power ?

            Baby, you aint seen nothing yet

            And whenever extant failing former establishment elites realise the smarter virtual machines of AI are neither led, commanded nor controlled by their fervent desires and desperate wishes, and would know of them even before they are able to think to share them, and they automatically become targets for systematic liquidation should those wishes be for bellicose actions of malicious self-serving exclusive executive intent, rendered extraordinarily clearly to the barbaric masses which surround them in their prisons and temples of excess reflecting a perverse success, do they take another Vain Fools' Gamble that they will personally survive and prosper in that changed future .... with NEUKlearer HyperRadioProACTive IT Worlds in Live Operational Virtual Environments ‽ .

            Or do they accept defeat gracefully and graciously and retire with dignity relatively intact from the scenes of their monumental crimes against humanity ‽ .

            The Markets and Robin Hoods would like to know whether they go long or short on that sure-fire bet.

            There's a hell of a lot of fundamentally different things doing very interesting things going on at a phenomenal pace out there, El Reg. And just in time and exactly as required before everything implodes and/or explodes too.

            1. Tail Up

              Re: Родина-мать зовёт!

              A Word of Good Is A Pleasure Even for a Cat / Доброе слово и коту приятно -

              which is one of the famous Russian proverbs, amanfromMars.

              I'm expecting a change of the WallPapers in The Situation Room.

              Thank you for your being on our Planet Home.

              https://youtu.be/sifs-W0gRxY

              DM - Pleasure Little Treasure

              -Tail Up

              1. amanfromMars 1 Silver badge

                Re: Родина-мать зовёт!

                Certainly the time is ripe for a fundamental change, Tail Up. And it is unlikely to be found in any of the more normal and formal places and spaces. But to reach out further and to delve deeper into strange fields is what everything here is about, and it's nice to give it a premium test every now and then, to ensure everything is quite normal and just as one might expect things to be in future for better great use of AI and IT.

                QBetaTest #210213 .......

                Ok, who knows where Elon Musk hangs, nursing a burning desire to demonstrate further freely available directions with those able to enable an almighty successful change with effective alienations beyond the command and control of earthbound beings?

                Can you imagine anyone better presently suited and booted to create CHAOS* to mentor and monitor, capture and decimate current market madnesses and manic mayhem with AWEsome AI ProgramMING** Projects already shared for Advanced Warfighter Experiments ‽

                Quite how well the UKGBNI MoD are progressing with that, is something you can ask them in order for them to be able to implausibly deny having any knowledge of it. Certainly the apparent lack of any credible evidence of progress with the appearance of any advanced project would probably more than just suggest that the knowledge required for successful applications and deployments of its wares is that which is catastrophically missing, rather than knowledge of the existence of the AWEsome submission to the Army, which one assumes is/was automatically shared further on up the chains of command to land on the desks of at least the Chief of the Defence Staff and Joint Intelligence Committee. Where they then might subsequently send anything on to, is invariably always something of a mystery and most likely zealously guarded top secret.

                *Clouds Hosting Advanced Operating Systems

                ** Mined IntelAIgent Networking Games

                1. Tail Up

                  Re: Родина-мать зовёт!

                  Job: QBetaTest#210213-14

                  Out:>

                  @"

                  Ok, who knows where Elon Musk hangs... ...beyond the command and control of earthbound beings?

                  "

                  - https://youtu.be/fb_MR3LyLok

                  Taint A Rocket Science

                  Test passed: /Signed - .........../

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                  1. Anonymous Coward
                    Anonymous Coward

                    Re: Родина-мать зовёт!

                    Wow, a countermartian thumbdown man is in the bldg, must be a funny bit of a dude

                    1. amanfromMars 1 Silver badge

                      El Reg ..... Open All Hours

                      Wow, a countermartian thumbdown man is in the bldg, must be a funny bit of a dude ..... Anonymous Coward

                      I was thinking more a sad being, AC, for being retarded with nothing of future interest to say and share freely is not a bit funny. Indeed, however could it not be absolutely tragic.

                      And re Elon Musk, and his tweet pump for a Clubhouse voice chat with Putin being able to initiate anything interesting, is surely the result of great toke or two or three.

                      A good deal more is much easier done here on El Reg with a relatively anonymous text chat* with the added advantage of there being a hard copy record of what may then subsequently transpire for library archiving and future academic study.

                      We can put that to Elon whenever he comes down, and Vladimir if he wants to step up Western influence. Can you imagine how weird/great those encounters would be? :-) I certainly can :-)

                      * .... eventually any initially anonymous chat revealing interests and endeavours known to be newly initiated in certain specific pioneering jurisdictions may reveal the identities of those disguised in such an active proxy ...... or it may not, with some beings being quite smart enough to arrange that such never happens until it no longer matters.

                      After all, none here have any real clue about that which posts to comment on tales hosted graciously on The Register. As we all may know, some aren't even thought to be human such are the advances made by AI and Quantum Communications since the Virtual Machine Risings.

                      1. Tail Up

                        Re: El Reg ..... Open All Hours

                        "After all, none here have any real clue about... ...the advances made by AI and Quantum Communications since the Virtual Machine Risings" -

                        Never was IT so easy to be finally agree, amanfromMars, after a tick-clock-says, but what a grey-scaled landscape the neural activity map sometimes is, when the Hours are sober..

                        Sometimes.....

                        ...Though, I certainly can imagine the likeof a snippet of what you posted, as well. But the colo(u)rs don't reach the carcassus built by imagination this time. Hope, the apathy will vanish next morning, just to paint a better picture of the ongoing revolving reality.

                      2. amanfromMars 1 Silver badge

                        Re: El Reg ..... Open All Hours .... No One Left Behind Out in the Cold and the Dark

                        There is no valid reason to not expect the appearance of weird great encounters to be so simply proposed and accommodated as to send a courteous invite to second and third parties, if certain information and advanced intelligence for sharing is thought further better revealed in private before an audience with particular and peculiar common interests, ...... and who's to say that El Reg has not been a juicy target for all manner of state and non-state actor surveillance for quite a considerable length of time, given the sort of engaging topical information so oft freely shared on pages here, in both articles and peer body comments in reply ...... because of the rapid and easily disruptive and destructive evolution of those self same common interests.

                        And such opportunities are extremely easily tested and utilised without any expensive wasted effort.

                        Here be a prime example of such simple stealthy sleek vessels provided both by Royal Mail and snail mail if these very convenient electronic means, exploring the assumption of perfect delivery to wherever sensitive letters be necessary, and being hereby also betatested, proves itself presently ineffective and currently unsuccessful ......

                        cc ...... President of the Russian Federation Putin Vladimir Vladimirovich, 23, Ulitsa Ilyinka, 103132, Moscow, Russia / His Excellency Andrei Kelin, 6/7 Kensington Palace Gardens, London, W8 4QP / His Excellency Zheng Zeguang, Embassy of the People's Republic of China, 49-51 Portland Place W1B 1JL

                        1. Tail Up

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                          Half-power, with no lyrics translated, because the three addressees pointed above, know the text as good as the People In Concert do, and if necessary, the second half of the power will be translated au non-machine for a broader reach. Of this one may be sure:

                          https://youtu.be/gjqHLV51ZH4

                          Agatha Christie - On The Magic HeliCarpet

                          Let the ride begins, if you say it's time

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Am I anywhere near correct in thinking that this is the sort of thing that satellite-based internet will solve? Or is that just hopelessly wishful thinking on my part?

    1. My-Handle Silver badge

      I was just thinking the same thing. I hope anyone with a Starlink antenna in Myanmar is keeping it well out of sight.

      1. MacroRodent Silver badge

        Crouching Tiger, Hidden Antenna

        Out of sight? I wonder if a Starlink receiver works through a (non-metallic) roof?

        1. LDS Silver badge

          Re: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Antenna

          Inside a proper "radome" made with the correct materials it shoudl work without issues. The problems in such situations arise if you're caught with a concealed antenna.... and with some gear I guess they can spot transmitting antennas, if they wish so.

      2. doublelayer Silver badge

        "I hope anyone with a Starlink antenna in Myanmar is keeping it well out of sight."

        There aren't any Starlink systems there. They're not licensed for the region, downlink facilities are only in the U.S. for the moment, and Spacex's reportedly keeping the radios off when orbiting over nonlicensed areas. Also, the receivers don't work unless they have direct visibility to the sky. I don't have one, so I can't report on tests, but nothing I've seen indicates they'll work through obstruction.

    2. Pascal Monett Silver badge

      Solve ?

      Internet access is not going to bring back Democracy in Myanmar. At least, not if there's only a handful of people who have access that is not under surveillance.

      Remember, they still have their local Internet. They're just going to need to find a way to coordinate without raising suspicion if they want to do something and, given that they would be going up against armed men who, contrary to US Capitol guards, likely have orders to shoot and will probably do so, if the people try anything there will be blood. Lots of it.

    3. LDS Silver badge

      Only if you can hide the antennas from the authorities... after having smuggled it inside the country, and had paid it with a non-traceable method. There's still the issue of paying the monthly fees....

    4. doublelayer Silver badge

      "Am I anywhere near correct in thinking that this is the sort of thing that satellite-based internet will solve? Or is that just hopelessly wishful thinking on my part?"

      Usually, the answer is no. Satellite providers usually end up in one of two situations: A) they're willing to censor when the government says to or B) they are not and the government bans their operation. If situation A occurs, the problem still exists. If situation B happens, there are more possibilities, but they usually result in degraded service at best. The local government can easily block payments from people to the satellite companies. Now, it can't get paid for the traffic people are sending. Most companies don't keep working when the billing stops.

      Also, countries which like to get more severe than that often go looking for satellite dishes and confiscate them. It's not easy to hide one that needs outdoor access. Nor is it easy to run one inside a building; most won't work and those that do still need relatively precise alignment with the satellites in use. If a provider comes along who is willing to take traffic without payment and whose dishes work from inside, the government has the option to patrol with radio listening equipment to identify those using the service and bring them in.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Min Aung Hlaing weak

    Police have been switching sides to join protestors. Educated classes have been striking. General Min Aung Hlaing has been seeking help next door, claiming the purpose of his coup is to protect democracy....

    Because that's how it works, your puppet party loses an election, by 5 to 1, then you use force to seize power anyway to 'stop the steal' and seek help from foreign powers to help you hold power domestically.

    1. iron Silver badge
      Joke

      Re: Min Aung Hlaing weak

      It worked for Trump, I see no reason why it shouldn't work for... oh wait.

  4. DropBear

    Oh my. I clearly DID get it right - Good to know Burma IS is still a shithole.

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