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Karimova gets schooled in Twitter debate

Karimova gets schooled in Twitter debate

May 17, 2013
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How does she manage it all?

Even though her schedule must be packed, Gulnara Karimova, an ambassador to the UN and daughter of Uzbekistan’s President Islam Karimov, still seems to find time to lecture human rights activists, though not too successfully. Read More »

U.S. calls Ukraine the pirate king

U.S. calls Ukraine the pirate king

May 8, 2013
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U.S. officials are calling Ukraine the world’s “worst abuser of intellectual property rights,” charging that Internet piracy there has gotten so bad that even government agencies are using illegal software, according to AFP. In response, U.S. trade officials said they are considering trade restrictions against Kyiv. Read More »

How successful are websites in Russia? Ask the police

How successful are websites in Russia? Ask the police

Apr 19, 2013
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He’s the Mark Zuckerberg of Russia, creating the Motherland’s most popular social networking site, Vkontakte. And two years ago, Pavel Durov refused Russian security authorities’ order to remove an opposition group from the site. Read More »

Makers of Grozny-fire spoof video will help in cleanup

Makers of Grozny-fire spoof video will help in cleanup

Apr 10, 2013
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Two men who allegedly posted online a video making light of a skyscraper fire in Chechnya last week got a taste of the fury of the Russian republic’s leader, Ramzan Kadyrov, Radio Free Europe reports.   Read More »

Cyber attackers continue to target Czech sites

Cyber attackers continue to target Czech sites

Mar 15, 2013
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The cyber attacks that hit Czech websites last week continued this week, but this time authorities know who some of the culprits are. Read More »

Hackers find refuge in Soviet Internet relic

Hackers find refuge in Soviet Internet relic

Mar 13, 2013
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Following the release of stolen information of several top American officials and celebrities 11 March, a little-known Soviet corner of the Internet is coming in from the cold. Read More »

Lithuania zooms in on Google Street View

Lithuania zooms in on Google Street View

Feb 19, 2013
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Though initially hesitant to endorse Google Street View, the Lithuanian government has discovered the mapping service may be instrumental in identifying tax cheats. Read More »

Russia shutters more than 90 sites over child pornography

Russia shutters more than 90 sites over child pornography

Feb 7, 2013
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More than 90 Russian-registered websites have been shut down since January for content containing child pornography, according to a  4 February  announcement by the Interpol National Central Bureau, RIA Novosti reports.  Read More »

Russia hopes to get tough on cyber attacks

Russia hopes to get tough on cyber attacks

Feb 4, 2013
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The Russian government has announced plans to beef up the state’s cyber security.  Although specifics of the plan have yet to be laid out, the Kremlin has said it’s first step will be to consolidate authority for fighting the problem under the nation’s internal security agency. Read More »

Hackers warn Turkmenistan cybersecurity dreadfully low

Hackers warn Turkmenistan cybersecurity dreadfully low

Jan 31, 2013
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On January 25th, the database of nic.tm, the domain name registrar responsible for all .tm domain names, was breached. The full database of usernames and passwords was posted on the hackers’ website ha.cker.ir. Read More »

New evidence emerges in TeliaSonera bribery case

New evidence emerges in TeliaSonera bribery case

Jan 15, 2013
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Swedish prosecutors have filed new documents in an investigation into claims that Scandinavian mobile operator TeliaSonera paid hundreds of millions of dollars in bribes to secure an operating license in Uzbekistan, according to Radio Free Europe. Read More »

Unfazed by controversy, TeliaSonera boosts its share of Kazakh mobile market

Unfazed by controversy, TeliaSonera boosts its share of Kazakh mobile market

Jan 9, 2013
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Swedish mobile network operator TeliaSonera has taken another big bite into Kazakhstan’s telecommunications sector, spending $170 million on 4G technology for KCell, the country’s largest mobile provider, Total Telecom reports. Read More »

Moscow court orders removal of ‘extremist’ Pussy Riot online videos

Moscow court orders removal of ‘extremist’ Pussy Riot online videos

Dec 3, 2012
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Four videos made by the dissident punk band Pussy Riot are extremist, a Moscow court ruled 29 November, according to Radio Free Europe. Read More »

Bulgarian Facebook group helps police the police

Bulgarian Facebook group helps police the police

Nov 2, 2012
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A new Facebook group, called “Photograph a Policeman”  is making waves in the Bulgarian media. Read More »

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