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Skolkovo: stimulating Russia’s IT industry by spending ‘stupid money’ smartly

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Earlier this week, a handful of journalists and bloggers, myself included, sat down with Alexander Turkot, who heads up the IT cluster of Skolkovo Foundation. This is the non-commercial organization tasked with the creation of a massive ‘innovation center’ project in Russia. The Skolkovo ‘city-laboratory’ initiative undertaken by the Russian...
Skolkovo: stimulating Russia’s IT industry by spending ‘stupid money’ smartly

Hacker group GhostShell declares war on Russia, leaks 2.5 million alleged accounts and records

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The hacktivist group GhostShell, which got picked up on the tech world’s radar in October for breaching 100 top university servers and releasing 120,000 student records, declared on Twitter an hour ago that it is back, after promising to return with a new project. We’re now in November, and apparently...
Hacker group GhostShell declares war on Russia, leaks 2.5 million alleged accounts and records

Russia's secret internet blacklist

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The Russian state has created a blacklist of blocked websites and internet addresses - but the list itself is secret. It was drawn up following the enactment of a statute called the "law to protect children from information detrimental to their health and development", which is ostensibly aimed at protecting...
Russia's secret internet blacklist

"Russian Mark Zuckerberg' Jokes About a Hit-and-Run; Humorless Cops Search His Home and Office

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Mr. Durov (Photo: RBTH.ru) Russian police have carried out a search of the offices and home of Pavel Durov, the founder and creator of VKontakte, the country’s most popular social network. The 28-year-old mogul is commonly referred to as the “Russian Mark Zuckerberg” for his influential site, which has more than 200 million...
"Russian Mark Zuckerberg' Jokes About a Hit-and-Run; Humorless Cops Search His Home and Office
Russia to free internet: Nyet!

Alexander Lebedev launches new project against Russian corruption

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Oligarch to present Vladimir Putin with debit card, in move that comes as Kremlin tightens screw on internet dissentersRussian oligarch Alexander Lebedev has always sung his own tune. Now the billionaire media magnate has jumped into the ring with anti-Putin activist and blogger Alexey Navalny, just as the Kremlin tightens...
Alexander Lebedev launches new project against Russian corruption

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

Pan-Islamic Facebook Competitor Salamworld To Launch In November

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Facebook's latest competitor is a pan-Islamic social networking site with unique special sauce: Differing censorship settings for countries with different religious restrictions. Russia- and Turkey-based Salamworld wants to build themselves up as a religion-oriented, family friendly social networking alternative where discussion of sex or risqué matters is strictly forbidden. The...
Pan-Islamic Facebook Competitor Salamworld To Launch In November

Proposed Internet crackdown in Russia leads to Wikipedia blackout in protest

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Compared our own battles in the US with SOPA and PIPA, other parts of the world have things way worse when it comes to freedom of information, especially when it comes to the Internet. For example, the Russian government is currently exploring amendments to the “Act for information” that could...
Proposed Internet crackdown in Russia leads to Wikipedia blackout in protest

Russia (Yes, The Country) Looking To Enter The Tablet Market

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The world of tablet computing is highly competitive and everyone's looking to get in on the action. The latest entrant has something going for it that its closest competitors can't touch: the weight of one the most powerful governments in the world. Russia, yes that Russia, is looking to produce...
Russia (Yes, The Country) Looking To Enter The Tablet Market

Garry Kasparov Was Arrested Outside Of Pussy Riot Courthouse

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We had just covered the shameful Russian court ruling that sentenced members of the punk band Pussy Riot to two years in prison over their political music/speech at an Orthodox church. Aside from being a simply horrific example of the Russian government coming down hard against free political speech, this...
Garry Kasparov Was Arrested Outside Of Pussy Riot Courthouse
Propaganda 2.0: Why Israel and Hamas are fighting a war with rockets and tweets

Not Long After Passing Censorship Legislation, Russian Government Censors All of LiveJournal

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Not too long ago, despite the protests of several sites, Russia passed its own little version of SOPA. It did so for the typical "for the children" reasoning. Even though this new censorship power is only a couple of weeks old, the Russia government wasted no time in taking advantage...
Not Long After Passing Censorship Legislation, Russian Government Censors All of LiveJournal

File-Sharers Will Not Be Held Liable For Piracy, Russia Says

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Following ineffective anti-piracy campaigns and continued displays of resilience by file-sharing sites, the emphasis of copyright enforcement has switched towards ‘educating’ the end user in recent years. These so-called “strike” programs are continuing to spread and recently landed on U.S. shores. While they are supposedly educational in nature, there is...
File-Sharers Will Not Be Held Liable For Piracy, Russia Says

Russia, in adding to new blacklist, blocks site used by dissidents

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On Friday, a freedom of speech activist group reported that the Russian government has blocked access to a prominent blog-hosting service that carries many dissident voices from within the countries. Back in the fall, the Kremlin put into place a much-derided-from-the-West “Internet blacklist.” When it was launched in November,...
Russia, in adding to new blacklist, blocks site used by dissidents

Russian government selectively blocks site access

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The country is taking advantage of a new law signed last year that requires major Web sites to restrict material officials find objectionable. [Read more]...
Russian government selectively blocks site access

Julian Assange's extradition battle enters final round

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WikiLeaks founder to face seven supreme court judges in appeal against extradition to Sweden over sexual assault allegationsHe has been described as everything from Messianic visionary to terrorist, courageous battler for government accountability to sexual abuser. So why not chatshow host? That is the latest surprise incarnation announced by Julian...
Julian Assange's extradition battle enters final round

Stunning footage of crashing meteorite is result of distrust of the Russian government

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Meteorite impacts are much more common than we think, with an estimated small handful of them happening every year. However, it's much more rare when one the size of the meteorite that crashed down in Russia this morning hits, and even more rare when it gets captured on film by...
Stunning footage of crashing meteorite is result of distrust of the Russian government
Conspiracy Theories Are Flying About The Investigation Of Russia's 'Mark Zuckerberg'

Russia Blacklists Cultural Wiki Without Explanation, Site Just Moves To Circumvent Block

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Techdirt has been following the worsening censorship situation in Russia for some time. Back in July, the country's parliament passed a new law ostensibly designed to "protect the children". It took only a couple of weeks before it was used to shut down the whole of LiveJournal for part of...
Russia Blacklists Cultural Wiki Without Explanation, Site Just Moves To Circumvent Block

Russia Plans a Science City Modeled on Silicon Valley

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The Russian government is building the first new scientific city since the collapse of the Soviet Union — and it is to be modeled on Silicon Valley....
Russia Plans a Science City Modeled on Silicon Valley
Internet censorship bill passes upper house of Russian Parliament

US-Russia 'Reset' Gets A Boost With Russian Offer Of Airbase

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In an unprecedented move, Russia is offering NATO the use of a Russian airbase for aircraft refueling and the transit of "non lethal" supplies and personnel. Moscow says the offer is an effort to ease the strain on the alliance's increasingly restricted supply chain to forces in Afghanistan.  The...
US-Russia 'Reset' Gets A Boost With Russian Offer Of Airbase

Texas-Based Exporters Accused to Sneaking Military Tech to Russia

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“Who, us? Certainly not.” — The Kremlin (Photo: flickr.com/macle) Today, in international diplomatic incidents: CBS News reports that the owner and several employees of a Houston-based export company have been indicted, accused of engaging in a “surreptitious and systematic conspiracy” to funnel military technology to Russia. You know you’re really in...
Texas-Based Exporters Accused to Sneaking Military Tech to Russia

Why Facebook Suddenly Likes Russia (FB)

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is in Russia and just visited with Russian prime minister Dmitry Medvedev. Medvedev is the official widely viewed as a figurehead who swaps jobs with Russian president Vladimir Putin to help Putin get around term limits. But he's also been taking the lead on technology initiatives....
Why Facebook Suddenly Likes Russia (FB)

Russian tech hub Skolkovo in 2012 by the numbers: $97m in grants, 750 residents, 49 funds

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Russian innovation center Skolkovo has announced its preliminary results of 2012, boasting several hundred new companies, more than a hundred intellectual property items and $97 million given to startups in grants. Two years since it was launched, “Russian Silicon Valley” is showing pretty good results — at least in attracting...
Russian tech hub Skolkovo in 2012 by the numbers: $97m in grants, 750 residents, 49 funds

With WikiLeaks' help, Snowden lands in Moscow, headed on to "democratic nation"

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Before leaving Hong Kong, Edward Snowden received some popular support. See-ming Lee On Sunday, just two days after the United States government criminally charged Edward Snowden with espionage and other crimes, the former NSA contractor has now left Hong Kong on a commercial flight, landed in Moscow, and was...
With WikiLeaks' help, Snowden lands in Moscow, headed on to "democratic nation"

Anyone Who Says Copyright Cannot Be Used For Censorship Has No Credibility

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Adam Mossoff is a law professor at George Mason University. I've come across some of his previous writings in the past, and have been repeatedly impressed at just how disconnected from reality they tend to be. However, his latest piece, for the Austin American-Statesman takes the cake, entitled simply: Copyright...
Anyone Who Says Copyright Cannot Be Used For Censorship Has No Credibility

Russia Plans Internet Censorship Bill (For The Children!); Russian Wikipedia Blacks Out In Protest

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Over in Russia, they're preparing some new internet legislation that would censor the internet using the typical bogeymen. The claim from supporters is that the law is to block access to information on drugs, suicide and child porn -- all to protect the children. The way it works is with...
Russia Plans Internet Censorship Bill (For The Children!); Russian Wikipedia Blacks Out In Protest
The Russians Say They Have Proof That The CIA Uses Gmail To Stay In Touch With Spies (GOOG)
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