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Kremlin internet bill 'signals growing repression of critics by Putin'

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Russian censorship law will be 'like China's great firewall', say activists, as Wikipedia site shuts for day in protestTwo months after Vladimir Putin once again assumed the post of Russian president, the long-feared crackdown on his critics appears to have begun. The internet bill due to be considered by parliament...
Kremlin internet bill 'signals growing repression of critics by Putin'

7 stories to read this weekend

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As you might know, I am on a bit of a “staycation.” As a result, I am spending less time in front of the computer. However, I do read a lot these days — both on and offline. Here are some stories you might find enjoyable. Ksenia Sobchak, the Stiletto...
7 stories to read this weekend

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

Giving up social media for Lent will cleanse your soul, Russians told

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Russian Orthodox church advises people to avoid Instagram and Twitter when annual period of self-denial begins next weekThe Russian Orthodox Church has long told its followers to give up milk and meat for Lent but when the annual period of self-denial begins on Monday its leaders want the flock to...
Giving up social media for Lent will cleanse your soul, Russians told

Watchdog names 40 ‘predators of the press’

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PARIS (AFP) – Media watchdog Reporters Without Borders named Monday the world's 40 worst "predators of the press" including politicians, religious leaders and militias to mark World Press Freedom Day."They are powerful, dangerous, violent and above the law," the Paris-based watchdog RSF said. "These predators of press freedom have the...
Watchdog names 40 ‘predators of the press’

Hacked emails allege Russian youth group Nashi paying bloggers

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Pro-Kremlin organisation reportedly pays hundreds of thousands of pounds to network of internet users to help political causeThe Russian youth group Nashi has paid hundreds of thousands of pounds to a vast network of bloggers, journalists and internet trolls to create flattering coverage of Vladimir Putin and discredit his political...
Hacked emails allege Russian youth group Nashi paying bloggers

Vladurday: WANT

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WANT He has it (Vladimir Putin) Picture by: FrankLOL Caption by: dunno source via Poster Builder » Recaption This! » View All Captions...
Vladurday: WANT

Russian social network site banned 'by mistake'

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VKontakte founder Pavel Durov clashed with authorities for providing forum for activists to protest against Putin regimeRussia's leading online social network was banned briefly on Friday in a move dismissed as a "mistake" but which follows intensifying official pressure on the company as President Vladimir Putin consolidates his power.VKontakte, Europe's...
Russian social network site banned 'by mistake'

Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?

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Readers react to a proposal for a longer school year and day.    ...
Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg meets excited Russian prime minister

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Tech-loving Dmitry Medvedev barely able to contain delight at meeting, which prompted anger from Russian bloggersA trip to McDonald's, a photo shoot on Red Square, and a chummy meeting with one of his biggest fans - it's all in a day's work for Facebook's chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, who met...
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg meets excited Russian prime minister

BBC criticised over 'pro-Putin' documentary

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Russian dissidents and exiles claim BBC2 series, Putin, Russia and the West, is 'utter apology for Putin and his regime'A landmark BBC documentary chronicling the difficult and often stormy relationship since 2000 between Vladimir Putin's resurgent Russia and the west has provoked a furious backlash from Russian exiles in Britain,...
BBC criticised over 'pro-Putin' documentary

Russia Dug Through the Sofa Cushions and Found $50B for a Space Program

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Ground control to Major Vlad. (Photo: Time) Fun fact: The U.S.S.R. put the first man into space on this day in 1961. And Russia doesn’t want you to forget it, either. Today, president and part-time action hero Vladimir Putin unveiled a $50 billion initiative to get the nation back into...
Russia Dug Through the Sofa Cushions and Found $50B for a Space Program

66 million Russians use the web everyday

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In a profile of Ksenia Sobchak, a model, digital personality, reality TV star, a journalist and very vocal critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, The New York Times notes: An estimated 66 million Russians use the Web every day — the largest such national population on the European continent and...
66 million Russians use the web everyday

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

Russian president Vladimir Putin to unveil new government

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Lengthy and secretive government-forming process expected to result in a line-up dominated by Putin loyalistsThe Russian president, Vladimir Putin, will unveil a government dominated by loyalists on Monday, leaving the prime minister, Dmitry Medvedev, limited scope to pursue a reform agenda.Medvedev, 46, named as PM after Putin returned to the...
Russian president Vladimir Putin to unveil new government

Censorship row over Russian internet blacklist

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Claims that law aimed at blacklisting websites devoted to drugs, suicide and paedophilia is being used as a censorship toolRussian internet users warned on Monday that a new law aimed at blacklisting websites devoted to drug use, suicide promotion and paedophilia was being used as a tool for censorship after...
Censorship row over Russian internet blacklist

Apple and Edward Snowden are both in - and not in - Russia

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Apple and the NSA leaker have once again crossed paths. FORTUNE -- Edward Snowden, on the lam from several three-letter U.S. government agencies (DOJ, NSA, CIA, FBI, for starters) entered Russia from Hong Kong over the weekend without really entering it. According to Russian President Vladimir Putin, Snowden is hiding...
Apple and Edward Snowden are both in - and not in - Russia
Russia announces new $50 billion space program

Ustream Is Facing Its Biggest DDOS Attack Ever, Reportedly Targeting One Russian Citizen Journalist

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Ustream.tv have been in contact to tell us they are currently under the largest DDOS attack they have ever experienced, apparently targeting one Russian user, Reggamortis1. Of course, Russia is yet again in the middle of another protests, timed to concur with the inauguration of returning Russian president Vladimir Putin,...
Ustream Is Facing Its Biggest DDOS Attack Ever, Reportedly Targeting One Russian Citizen Journalist

Tell The UN To Keep Its Hands Off The People's Internet

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Back in February, we wrote up a warning to "the internet as we know it" as the UN's International Telecommunications Union (ITU) was looking to take over control of the internet, mainly at the behest of countries like Russia and China who were seeking a "more controlled" internet, rather than...
Tell The UN To Keep Its Hands Off The People's Internet

Beyond Partisanship: Congress Unanimously Opposes UN Internet Takeover

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Democrats and Republicans in Congress can’t agree on a budget, cybersecurity, immigration, tax reform, or even how to sanction their corrupt colleagues. But, the House of Representatives unanimously opposed more United Nations control over the Internet. “Today’s unanimous vote sends a clear and unmistakable message: the American people want to...
Beyond Partisanship: Congress Unanimously Opposes UN Internet Takeover
Russia's parliament approves web censorship law

Russian police arrest opposition activists at New Year's Eve protest

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About 25 people at Strategy 31 gathering detained for holding unauthorised demonstrationAbout 25 people were reported to have been arrested in Moscow on Monday for trying to hold an unsanctioned protest.The gathering at Triumfalnaya Square in central Moscow on New Year's Eve attracted 50 to 100 people. Among those arrested...
Russian police arrest opposition activists at New Year's Eve protest
Time Warner Cable offers cash to spies as Google preps cable-killing fiber optic network

The 41 hottest guys in tech

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On Friday, Complex magazine stunned the world by coming up with the idea of putting photos of 40 physically attractive females in a slideshow and dressing it up as a story. And so was born “The 40 Hottest Women in Tech,” which included our fearless leader, Sarah Lacy, who’s got,...
The 41 hottest guys in tech
Ustream is pissed about DDOS attack, may launch Russian site tomorrow

Coub's Gif-Like Looping Musical Videos Start To Pick Up Real Traction

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While other file formats have faded, the lowly Gif has stubbornly stayed alive for more than 25 years through sites like Tumblr. Other apps like Vine and Cinemagram have also popped up to support the short-looping video. Coub is doing the same and it’s starting to pick up some...
Coub's Gif-Like Looping Musical Videos Start To Pick Up Real Traction

Watch Romney, Obama And Other Leaders Who Forgot There Is No More Secrecy

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While Mitt Romney fends off the press, after he was secretly recorded denigrating 47% of Americans, let us not forget that his rival, Barack Obama, and other illustrious politicians, have also forgotten that we live in a world of inescapable transparency. For a bit of balanced perspective (and delightful diversion), we’ve collect...
Watch Romney, Obama And Other Leaders Who Forgot There Is No More Secrecy

Polishing Putin: hacked emails suggest dirty tricks by Russian youth group

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Nashi runs web of online trolls and bloggers paid to praise Vladimir Putin and denigrate his enemies, group claimsThe Russian pro-Kremlin youth group Nashi runs a vast network of internet trolls, pays journalists and bloggers thousands of pounds to ensure flattering coverage of Vladimir Putin, and hatches plans to discredit...
Polishing Putin: hacked emails suggest dirty tricks by Russian youth group

Nervous Kremlin seeks to purge Russia's internet of 'western' influences

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Unlike Vladimir Putin, many Russians have taken to the internet with great enthusiasm. Now liberals and gay rights activists are among those feeling the heat from the KremlinСтатья по-русскиUnlike other media, the internet in Russia, has developed largely untouched by the arm of the state. The protests have prompted many...
Nervous Kremlin seeks to purge Russia's internet of 'western' influences
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