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    Anyone besides me who use it? Personally I much prefer it to facebook since I like it´s layout better, it isn´t as full of commercial junk, doesn´t spam my email with loads of junk...
    “For there is nothing more serious than a lunatic when he comes to the central point of his lunacy.”

    Max Sterner

  • #2
    Have an account but don't use it too much. Sent a verification code after a post is really boring.
    There are no Nazis in Ukraine. © Idiots

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    • #3
      That´s odd, I can´t recall that I needed to do that, but they change their rules frequently.
      “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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      • #4
        Internet Blacklist

        Russian Wikipedia protests online censorship with blackout
        The Russian version of Wikipedia has declared a 24-hour-long boycott in protest against a child protection bill, which the community says paves the way for internet censorship in Russia.
        The front page of the Russian-language branch of the online encyclopedia has been changed on Tuesday. It only carries a notice of the blackout in Russia, while its headline is covered by a black censorship rectangle. Only a handful of some 838,000 articles remain available at the moment, all of which are related to censorship and the cause of the boycott.
        The protest move comes as the Russian Parliament discusses a bill which would amend several Russian federal laws related to regulation of information. Sponsors of the bill say they want to provide better protection of children from potentially harmful information on the internet, including web pages advocating substance abuse, suicide and excessively risky behavior, as well as child pornography.
        http://www.rt.com/news/russian-wikip...enzorship-796/
        Last edited by Erkki; 01 Nov 12, 11:41.
        “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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        • #5
          I'd say, permit Internet for those only above the age of 16... None else! Who cares about a few kids who wanna go watch porn on the web and they can't cuz they ain't 16 yet....

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          • #6
            More Than 60% of Russians Back Online Censorship, Poll Says

            MOSCOW — Almost two-thirds of Russians believe that Internet censorship is a necessary measure to restrict access to harmful online content, a poll released Wednesday said.
            Sixty-three percent of respondents backed Internet censorship in the independent Levada Center poll, while only 19 percent said the dangers of the Web are overrated, Interfax reported. A further 17 percent were undecided one way or another.
            SPB times

            Keep in mind that the new legalisation is much like the anti-child pornography laws in Western countries, something Russia lacked until recently.
            “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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            • #7
              I'd like to think differently, but I'd bet if you framed the question correctly you could get an similar response here in the US. I remember reading a survey which showed 80% of Australians favor censorship, but as you see it's all in how you ask the question:

              http://machinegunkeyboard.com/?p=695
              Last edited by unclefred; 12 Oct 12, 13:18.
              "A common thug can kill someone, but it takes the talents of an intelligence service to make a murder appear to be a suicide or accident death." -- James Angleton, CIA, Chief of Counterintelligence.

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              • #8
                You could probably get 80% of women to say they supported putting an end to women's suffrage.
                Кто там?
                Это я - Почтальон Печкин!
                Tunis is a Carthigenian city!

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                • #9
                  And while we are at it, better make sure they don't read any books like 'animal farm', '1984', 'Harry potter' etc, for that ain't no good either!

                  No, internet should be free. It gives not only a treasure of information, but also a way of freeing yourself a bit from local ideas and customs and creating an own individual standing in the world. Putting an age limit on that, my dear Knyaz, would be simply idiotic.

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                  • #10
                    Russian ‘internet blacklist’ goes online

                    The Russian law aimed at the protection of children from harmful web content – the so-called internet blacklist – has come into effect. From now on, authorities will be able to force certain web pages offline, even before a trial.

                    It primarily refers to internet sources containing child pornography, suicide instructions or those promoting drugs. In cases with other kinds of illegal information, the decision on whether or not to ban a website will be made by a court.

                    A unified register of websites with information that is banned to be distributed in Russia (http://zapret-info.gov.ru) went online on Thursday. The “blacklist” is operated by the country’s media and communications watchdog, Roskomnadzor.

                    Now anyone (even anonymously) can use the source to report on a website they believe to be illegal or suspicious, and the watchdog is obliged to take measures. That does not mean, though, that every website complained about will be blocked.

                    First, every report will be analyzed by experts and only after that a decision on whether to block access to the internet page will be made.
                    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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                    • #11
                      Pirates Challenge Russian Government

                      MOSCOW, November 1 (Alexey Eremenko, RIA Novosti) – The Pirate Party of Russia said on Thursday it would take on the newly introduced governmental Internet blacklist by launching a web service providing access to the banned web resources.

                      The service, Rublacklist.net, would be providing access to blacklisted pages without hosting them, as well as offering guidelines on how to circumvent blacklisting, the head of the unregistered party, Pavel Rassudov, said at a press conference in Moscow.

                      The government-run blacklist, Zapret-info.gov.ru, which began operations on Thursday, allows extrajudicial banning of web pages and resources promoting sexual abuse of minors, drug addiction or suicide.

                      But even informational resources such as Wikipedia are liable for blacklisting due to pages on subject such as suicide and cannabis cultivation, Rassudov said.
                      RIA
                      Russian ‘Internet Blacklist’ Site Under Attack

                      MOSCOW, November 1 (RIA Novosti). A Russian website with a special register of “blacklisted” sites came under attack on Thursday shortly after it went on line, the federal supervisory service for telecoms that runs the site said.

                      "There are attacks. We are retaliating successfully," the agency posted in its Twitter account.
                      “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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                      • #12
                        Well, they've got their work cut out for them. Trying to keep up with the internet underground is an unending task on the best of days.
                        Any metaphor will tear if stretched over too much reality.

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                        • #13
                          Internet Agency Swamped With 5,000 Ban Requests

                          By Rachel Nielsen

                          The St. Petersburg Times

                          Published: November 7, 2012 (Issue # 1734)

                          MOSCOW — The Communications and Press Ministry was inundated with more than 5,000 requests to ban various websites on the day a new Internet restriction law took effect.

                          Yet only 190 of the requests were deemed suitable for “expert” review, and fewer than 20 sites have so far been placed on the blacklist, the Federal Mass Media Inspection Service, the ministerial agency responsible for maintaining the list, said on its website Friday, a day after the program began.

                          Ten websites were banned by Friday, adding to the six that had been blacklisted a day earlier. The agency said the initial six were banned because an “expert opinion” concluded that they contained child pornography, but it didn’t explain the bans for the other 10 sites.
                          SPB Times
                          “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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                          • #14
                            Social networks are evil, they used by governments to spy on common people.

                            Be anonymous, be free.

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                            • #15
                              True, but now more and more are joining, so the governments will start looking at those who are not part of it, asking why. Analysing, comparing, condemning.

                              Join, be part of the masses and be free of suspicion. But do not tell everything, do not hear everything and don´t do everything.
                              “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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