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U.S. and Russia Announce Online Piracy Crackdown Agreement

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For many years Russia has been viewed as a soft touch on the issue of copyright infringement. Dozens, perhaps hundreds of allegedly infringing sites operate there with impunity, some due to aspects of Russian law and others simply because authorities have no interest in doing anything about them. Of course,...
U.S. and Russia Announce Online Piracy Crackdown Agreement

Pirate Party fights to unblock sites hidden by Russia's new censorship law

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Activists from the Russian Pirate Party have accused the government of censoring the Internet after the Russian Federal Surveillance Service for Mass Media and Communications (Roskomnadzor) launched a “Single Register” of websites that violate state law. Starting November 1st, Russian authorities will be able to block access to any website they believe...
Pirate Party fights to unblock sites hidden by Russia's new censorship law

Google criticizes Russian authorities over service blockages and non-transparent blacklisting procedures

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In less than a month since the Russian authorities created the blacklist of websites distributing illegal content, Google’s services have been put there and blocked several times. Since November 1, Russian media watchdog Roskomnadzor can order local hosting providers and ISPs to block access to any website by putting it...
Google criticizes Russian authorities over service blockages and non-transparent blacklisting procedures

Madonna don't preach

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Good for Madge, sticking up for Pussy Riot and pissing off Marine Le Pen. But as a rule, she does pop better than politicsGood old Madge, stepping up for fellow artists Pussy Riot against the Russian authorities."I think art should be political," she said this week, when asked by reporters...
Madonna don't preach

Russian Authorities Empowered To Shut Down Internet Sites

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New legislation has taken effect in Russia giving the government powers to shut down websites without a fair trial. The amendment to the Act for Information is, say the authorities, to protect children from the more nefarious aspects of the Internet, such as websites which encourage suicide, drug abuse, child...
Russian Authorities Empowered To Shut Down Internet Sites

President Of Ecuador: We Helped Snowden Leave Hong Kong By Mistake

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Ecuador is not considering Edward Snowden's asylum request and never intended to facilitate his flight from Hong Kong, president Rafael Correa said as the whistleblower made a personal plea to Quito for his case to be heard. Snowden was Russia's responsibility and would have to reach Ecuadorean territory before the...
President Of Ecuador: We Helped Snowden Leave Hong Kong By Mistake

U.S. Suddenly Eclipsed in Global Spam Production by Belarus

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Yum. Belarus, familiar to most Americans as an answer they missed on every geography test they ever took, now has a rather dubious claim to fame. The Register reports that, according to a web security firm, the Eastern European nation is now the world’s number-one producer of spam. Guess America...
U.S. Suddenly Eclipsed in Global Spam Production by Belarus

Poland wants Kaczyński's plane crash photos deleted from sites hosted in Russia, Germany, and the US

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The public prosecution office of Warsaw has demanded law-enforcement authorities of the US, Germany, and Russia block access to photos made after the plane crash that killed the country’s president Lech Kaczyński last May. The websites where photos are published are allegedly hosted in these three countries, RIA Novosti reports. Graphic...
Poland wants Kaczyński's plane crash photos deleted from sites hosted in Russia, Germany, and the US

Russian Court Shoots Down YouTube Suit

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YouTube's first attempt to take on Russian authorities over a new child-protection law that restricts Internet content resulted in defeat on Monday....
Russian Court Shoots Down YouTube Suit

Russia Arrests Alleged Mastermind of RBS WorldPay Hack

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Russian authorities have nabbed a man allegedly responsible for masterminding a coordinated global ATM heist that stole $9.5 million from Atlanta-based card processing company RBS WorldPay. Viktor Pleshchuk, 28, of St. Petersburg, was arrested by the Russian Federal Security Service, or FSB, according to the Sunday Mail in the United...
Russia Arrests Alleged Mastermind of RBS WorldPay Hack

Ransomware: protection, prevention and what to do in an attack

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The virus is gaining in popularity and cashing-in on victims all over the world - we put ransomware under the microscopeEarlier this year a Spanish-based gang of cyber criminals were charged with spreading a 'ransomware' virus. This malicious software worked by encrypting data on a targeted computer and paralysing it...
Ransomware: protection, prevention and what to do in an attack
Twitter cooperating with Russian authorities to ban users for promoting illegal websites

Tamerlan Tsarnaev's YouTube account shows jihadist radicalisation in pictures

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Suspected Boston bomber posted videos of Dagestani jihadists and a religious Chechen singer that give clues to his influencesA YouTube account apparently belonging to Tamerlan Tsarnaev gives tantalising hints of his radicalisation before the Boston bombings, and includes a speech by a Russian militant cradling a gun, a bizarre attack...
Tamerlan Tsarnaev's YouTube account shows jihadist radicalisation in pictures

10 Companies With Huge Management Red Flags (HPQ, WFC, CAT)

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Poor corporate governance and questionable accounting practices. That's what these 10 big companies have in common, according to a list compiled for us by GovernanceMetric's International, an independent research firm that analyzes business risk.   According to GMI, all these companies present a "high level of concern" for both their...
10 Companies With Huge Management Red Flags (HPQ, WFC, CAT)

Russian Wikipedia in shutdown protest over internet censorship

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Proposed law could boost government control over the internet amid a crackdown on those opposed to President Vladimir PutinWikipedia shut down its Russian-language page on Tuesday to protest at a new bill that would boost government control over the internet amid a crackdown on those opposed to the regime of...
Russian Wikipedia in shutdown protest over internet censorship
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