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Russia’s largest email services, Yandex and Mail.Ru, were both hit with password leaks, resulting in millions of passwords published online, but denied their servers had been hacked.
Russian Email Giants Yandex and Mail.Ru Bleed Passwords, Deny Hacking

Russia’s largest email services, Yandex and Mail.Ru, were both hit with password leaks, resulting in millions of passwords published online, but denied their servers had been hacked.

Russian Email Giants Yandex and Mail.Ru Bleed Passwords, Deny Hacking

Iran Holds Persian ICT Week


On Sept. 5, the Web We Want campaign will organize a “Think-In” global brainstorming session to plan for the upcoming Southbank festival — anyone, anywhere can get involved.

Inspired by Tim Berners-Lee’s World Wide Web Foundation and working in partnership with our ‘Web We Want’ global campaign for a free, open and universal Web, the Web We Want Festival is an extensive celebration of how the Internet has changed our lives.
Connecting Istanbul and London to Crowdsource the Web We Want Festival

On Sept. 5, the Web We Want campaign will organize a “Think-In” global brainstorming session to plan for the upcoming Southbank festival — anyone, anywhere can get involved.

Inspired by Tim Berners-Lee’s World Wide Web Foundation and working in partnership with our ‘Web We Want’ global campaign for a free, open and universal Web, the Web We Want Festival is an extensive celebration of how the Internet has changed our lives.

Connecting Istanbul and London to Crowdsource the Web We Want Festival

The Russian government has tightened control over all media platforms, but it’s been especially active in corralling the Internet. News programs and other video content from state Russian television will soon flood top news websites in Russia, creating a monolithic news agenda in a market where independent media outlets have all but disappeared.
According to a new agreement between Pervyi Kanal (state-owned Channel One) and the media holding Rambler & Co., websites like Gazeta.Ru and Lenta.Ru will carry the government-controlled channel’s daily news bulletins, while other websites from the holding might rebroadcast Pervyi’s films, documentaries, and sports programming.
TJournal.ru points out that examples of embedded video content from Pervyi Kanalare already available on Lenta.ru, like this conspiratorial piece about U.S. and U.K. ‘agents’ in Germany. The 34-second video is dropped squarely in the middle of the news story, cutting it in half.
The Kremlin Is Fighting the Internet by Buying It Up

The Russian government has tightened control over all media platforms, but it’s been especially active in corralling the Internet. News programs and other video content from state Russian television will soon flood top news websites in Russia, creating a monolithic news agenda in a market where independent media outlets have all but disappeared.

According to a new agreement between Pervyi Kanal (state-owned Channel One) and the media holding Rambler & Co., websites like Gazeta.Ru and Lenta.Ru will carry the government-controlled channel’s daily news bulletins, while other websites from the holding might rebroadcast Pervyi’s films, documentaries, and sports programming.

TJournal.ru points out that examples of embedded video content from Pervyi Kanalare already available on Lenta.ru, like this conspiratorial piece about U.S. and U.K. ‘agents’ in Germany. The 34-second video is dropped squarely in the middle of the news story, cutting it in half.

The Kremlin Is Fighting the Internet by Buying It Up

A pattern is emerging in the relationship between the Kremlin and Twitter, where Moscow makes sweeping demands of the website and then touts the resulting compromise as a victory for Russian sovereignty. The game can’t go on forever, however, and it is only a matter of time before Twitter’s wiggle room runs out.
Twitter’s Game of Cat and Mouse in Russia

A pattern is emerging in the relationship between the Kremlin and Twitter, where Moscow makes sweeping demands of the website and then touts the resulting compromise as a victory for Russian sovereignty. The game can’t go on forever, however, and it is only a matter of time before Twitter’s wiggle room runs out.

Twitter’s Game of Cat and Mouse in Russia

The deputy director of Russia’s chief censorship agency, Roscomnadzor, has threatened to order a block on Twitter or Facebook entirely, in a matter of minutes.
Countdown to the End of Twitter in Russia

The deputy director of Russia’s chief censorship agency, Roscomnadzor, has threatened to order a block on Twitter or Facebook entirely, in a matter of minutes.

Countdown to the End of Twitter in Russia

For some reason, lawmakers in Russia today continue to add new powers to the state’s censorship utility-belt, as though the current panoply of Internet controls weren’t enough.
The Kremlin’s Internet Annexation

For some reason, lawmakers in Russia today continue to add new powers to the state’s censorship utility-belt, as though the current panoply of Internet controls weren’t enough.

The Kremlin’s Internet Annexation

Brazil’s landmark rights-protective Internet bill has now become law — yet some activists feel that human rights protections have become diluted in the current text.
#NETmundial: Activists Scrutinize Brazil’s New “Bill of Rights” for the Internet

Brazil’s landmark rights-protective Internet bill has now become law — yet some activists feel that human rights protections have become diluted in the current text.

#NETmundial: Activists Scrutinize Brazil’s New “Bill of Rights” for the Internet

Though privacy concerns remain, the approval of the Marco Civil “is important not only for the country, but also for the world,” says Joana Varon, an original author of the law.
Advocates Hail Brazil’s “Bill of Rights for the Internet”

Though privacy concerns remain, the approval of the Marco Civil “is important not only for the country, but also for the world,” says Joana Varon, an original author of the law.

Advocates Hail Brazil’s “Bill of Rights for the Internet”

What’s the difference between the Internet and the Web? Why is an open web so important? An all-star panel of techies and rights defenders talks it out on GV Face.

GV Face: Happy 25th Birthday, Web!