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  • #31
    "There are attacks. We are retaliating successfully"

    What does that mean?
    Wisdom is personal

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    • #32
      The kind of 'censorship' that is being debated is already in place in Australia. Frankly I don't see it as censorship just a government trying to help its population.
      The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. Thomas Jefferson.

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      • #33
        Originally posted by Erkki View Post
        This is an interesting article. However media censorship becomes practically irrelevant unless you live in North Korea, Cuba or Zimbabwe, in the 21 st century you can do anything you want. Unless your access is restricted you can simply talk to anyone you want as well as discuss any topic you want. I go to the www.madmonarchist.com then I go www.marxists.org and then to www.axisforum.org. None of these are political sites, there is a good amount of historical information as well as references to other sources.
        Last edited by Nickuru; 06 Feb 13, 02:21. Reason: spelling
        When looking for the reason why things go wrong, never rule out stupidity, Murphy's Law Nº 8
        Those who do not remember history are doomed to repeat it. George Santayana
        "Ach du schwein" a German parrot captured at Bukoba GEA the only prisoner taken

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        • #34
          Internet And Media

          Putin Orders FSB to Set Up Anti-Hacker Defense



          MOSCOW, February 14 (RIA Novosti) – President Vladimir Putin personally instructed the Federal Security Service (FSB) on Thursday to promptly set up a unified system to detect and counter computer-hacking attacks on Russia's IT resources.
          "In the near future, we need to set up a unified system for detecting, preventing and defending against computer attacks on Russia's information [technology] resources," Putin said at a meeting of FSB staff, adding that the task should be completed as quickly as possible.
          Last month, Putin issued a presidential order calling for such a system.
          That move came a week after Kaspersky Lab, a Russian computer security company, announced it had detected highly sophisticated malware, dubbed Red October, which targeted "diplomatic, governmental and scientific research institutions" in Eastern Europe and former Soviet republics. Kaspersky researchers said the majority of the affected computer systems were based in Russia and the virus had been created to “gather sensitive documents,” including geopolitical intelligence, access to classified computer networks and personal data.


          RIA
          “For there is nothing more serious than a lunatic when he comes to the central point of his lunacy.”

          Max Sterner

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          • #35
            Russian internet laws could make ISPs liable for user’s crimes

            New amendment that would make internet service providers disclose the identity of users who commit crimes online. If providers refuse they will become suspects in criminal cases instead of the users.

            MP Sergey Zheleznyak has presented the draft law to reporters and said the lawmakers’ ultimate objective is to expand the ordinary “offline” laws to online. “For example, you cannot threaten someone’s life and health offline, so you cannot do so online as well,” the parliamentarian elaborated.

            The legislators consider the most effective measure will be to force providers to uncover the end user suspected of a crime and disclose the user’s full identity to law enforcers. In order to stimulate the providers’ cooperation, the MP suggested the responsibility for the crime is laid on the companies that refuse to share the data.

            At the same time, Zheleznyak told reporters that he and other authors of the bill considered the “Chinese option” when all Internet users provide their passport data to receive a connection as absolutely wrong.

            RT
            “For there is nothing more serious than a lunatic when he comes to the central point of his lunacy.”

            Max Sterner

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            • #36
              YouTube fights Russian watchdog over blocked Halloween 'suicide' make-up video

              A video guide for Halloween make up has become an apple of discord between YouTube and Russia’s consumer rights watchdog. The popular video hosting service has filed a lawsuit after content regulators claimed the video was ‘suicidal’ and blocked it.

              *The 'Video lesson on how to cut your veins' shows a young woman giving step-by-step instructions on how to create the most realistic slashed wrist make-up for Halloween. Even though the video published in January 2012 did not contain footage of sharp tools or graphic images – only medical glue, cotton and fake blood – Russian authorities considered it was propagandizing suicide. Under a new law, which came into force back in November 2012, access to it was blocked.

              However, the video-sharing resource is now fighting the decision, saying it was no more than an entertainment video.

              "In this case, we have appealed the decision of the Russian consumer watchdog because we do not believe that the goal of the law was to limit access to videos that are clearly intended to entertain viewers," Wall Street Journal cited an emailed statement by Google, the owner of YouTube.

              YouTube’s suit appears to be the first legal challenge to Russia’s ‘internet blacklist’ law.

              RT
              “For there is nothing more serious than a lunatic when he comes to the central point of his lunacy.”

              Max Sterner

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              • #37
                Russian Authorities’ Sites Sustain 10,000 Cyber Attacks Daily

                MOSCOW, February 19 (RIA Novosti) – The websites of the Russian president and the two chambers of parliament – the State Duma and the Federation Council - sustain up to 10,000 cyber attacks ever day, Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev said on Tuesday.

                RIA
                “For there is nothing more serious than a lunatic when he comes to the central point of his lunacy.”

                Max Sterner

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                • #38
                  Chechnya's Kadyrov Joins Instagram

                  PYATIGORSK, February 20 (RIA Novosti) – Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov has opened an official account on Instagram, a popular photo-sharing service, the Chechen government’s press service said on Wednesday.

                  The account, called kadyrov_95, contains a total of 78 images for the moment, the last one posted earlier on Wednesday. The image, taken from a window of a moving car, features an arch with portraits of President Vladimir Putin and Kadyrov's father and predecessor, Akhmad Kadyrov, who was killed in an explosion in May 2004.
                  RIA
                  “For there is nothing more serious than a lunatic when he comes to the central point of his lunacy.”

                  Max Sterner

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                  • #39
                    Poland Busts Online Fraud Group with Russian Links
                    “For there is nothing more serious than a lunatic when he comes to the central point of his lunacy.”

                    Max Sterner

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                    • #40
                      More than 50% of children browse offensive websites - Russian children's ombudsman

                      MOSCOW, February 27 (Itar-Tass) - Children's ombudsman Pavel Astakhov said on Wednesday more than half of Internet users under 14 years of age browse offensive websites.

                      "Thirty-nine percent of children under 14 visit porn sites, 19 percent watch scenes of violence, and 16 percent are keen to gamble. Fourteen percent of children are interested in narcotics substances and alcohol, and 11 percent of minors visit extremist and nationalist web resources," Astakhov told a conference which addressed children's information security in modern media environment.
                      ITAR TASS
                      “For there is nothing more serious than a lunatic when he comes to the central point of his lunacy.”

                      Max Sterner

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                      • #41
                        Kaspersky Lab Identifies New “MiniDuke” Malware

                        MOSCOW, February 28 (RIA Novosti) - Kaspersky Lab has identified new malware, known as “MiniDuke,” used to attack multiple government entities and institutions worldwide during the past week, the Russian computer security company said in a press release on Wednesday.

                        Kaspersky Lab published a new research report analyzing security incidents involving the use of the recently discovered PDF exploit in Adobe Reader (CVE-2013-6040) and a new customized malicious program, MiniDuke. Kaspersky experts, jointly with Hungary’s CrySys Lab, analyzed the attacks in detail.
                        RIA
                        “For there is nothing more serious than a lunatic when he comes to the central point of his lunacy.”

                        Max Sterner

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                        • #42
                          Kremlin Statement Lands on Russian Extremist List

                          MOSCOW, February 27 (RIA Novosti) – Russian justice officials seem to have displayed too much zeal this month, tossing a Kremlin statement into the state registry of extremist materials and stirring up criticism that some of the government’s anti-extremism efforts are misguided and ineffective.

                          The text in question is an August 2011 news release from the Russian president’s official website, reporting a military honor conferred by then President Dmitry Medvedev on a special forces brigade in southern Russia.
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                          RIA
                          “For there is nothing more serious than a lunatic when he comes to the central point of his lunacy.”

                          Max Sterner

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                          • #43
                            I guess this isn´t the last "facepalm" moments we will get by the Russian government. They are regrettably quite clumsy already when it comes to "offline" things. Them going online is bound to be a nightmare...
                            “For there is nothing more serious than a lunatic when he comes to the central point of his lunacy.”

                            Max Sterner

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                            • #44
                              Hackers Go Back to USSR in Financial Leak of US Celebrities, Officials

                              WASHINGTON, March 12 (By Carl Schreck for RIA Novosti) – The online leak of US celebrities’ and government officials’ private financial details—including first lady Michelle Obama’s—has cast a fresh spotlight on .su, the Soviet Union’s old Internet domain suffix that security experts say has become a haven for cybercriminals two decades after the superpower’s collapse.

                              “It has definitely become a popular domain for cybercriminals, and not just in Russia,” Hemanshu Nigam, a former Justice Department prosecutor who runs the online security advisory firm SSP Blue, told RIA Novosti on Tuesday.

                              The purportedly stolen information was first posted on a website with a .su suffix Monday and included alleged personal and financial details for 17 US celebrities and politicians as of Tuesday afternoon.

                              The hackers posted Michelle Obama’s Social Security number, phone numbers, mortgage information and credit card details.

                              US Secret Service spokesman Brian Leary told RIA Novosti on Tuesday that his agency is investigating how Michelle Obama’s personal information wound up on the website.

                              RIA
                              “For there is nothing more serious than a lunatic when he comes to the central point of his lunacy.”

                              Max Sterner

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                              • #45
                                Twitter Helps Russian Agency with Internet Blacklist

                                MOSCOW, March 15 (RIA Novosti) – The administration of the Twitter micro-blogging service has begun cooperating with Russia’s media and communications watchdog Roskomnadzor by limiting access to accounts connected with blacklisted websites, the watchdog said in a statement.

                                “Since the beginning of March, Twitter, upon request from Roskomnadzor, blocked access to five posts,” the agency said in a statement, adding that two of them were related to drug distribution and three promoted suicide.
                                RIA
                                “For there is nothing more serious than a lunatic when he comes to the central point of his lunacy.”

                                Max Sterner

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