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Russia's State Duma finally adopts Runet security bill

Russia's State Duma adopted a bill ensuring security and availability of Russian Internet (Runet) in case of its isolation from the global network today in a final third reading. The document has been drafted taking into account …

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Putin urges to maintain freedom of Internet

The Internet should remain a free zone, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in a welcome message to the participants, organizers and guests of the Tenth Russian Internet Governance Forum, which opened today. The message was …

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Telegram restors work after failure

Telegram Messenger has restored its work after a crash. The failure occurred at about 15.00 Moscow time, users in Russia, Great Britain, Germany, Spain, Turkey and the United States experienced difficulties with receiving and sending …

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Baku to host International Cyber Security Week

Azerbaijan`s Ministry of Transport, Communications and High Technologies will host the first International Cyber Security Week on March 11-15 in Baku. The event aims to boost the national cyber security capacity-building and increase …

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Azerbaijan's AtaBank can be reached through Telegram

Azerbaijan's AtaBank OJSC has presented a new communication channel for its clients through Telegram. Now Telegram users can directly contact the bank and get answers to their questions. To do this it’s necessary to write to …

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Kremlin blasts West’s spying on Russians

There is a growing number of cases when foreign special services spy on Russians, Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said citing special services. "Certainly, we are not glad that various special services …

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'We want 6G!' Trump takes aim at US tech firms

President wants the U.S. to be a leader in 6G – a technology that is nowhere near ready for prime time. Trump took to Twitter on Thursday morning to say that he would like 5G, a technology that allows for faster data speed …

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Kazakhstan bans access to 20 sites of government agencies

Tonight, due to the unscheduled work in Kazakhstan, about 20 websites of the state bodies will be inaccessible for almost a day, the press service of the JSC National Information Technologies (NIT) reported. The need to introduce such a …

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Independent Runet not to follow Chinese path

The Russian State Duma has passed the first reading of legislation that is designed to ensure the operation of the Internet in Russia if access to servers located abroad is cut off.  The legislation is co-authored by chair of the …

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 Instagram bans Ramzan Kadyrov once again

Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov briefly regained access to his Instagram account yesterday, after being blocked from the platform for nearly a year. Kadyrov was one of a number of individuals sanctioned under the US's …

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Putin fires Klimenko as his internet adviser

Russian president Vladimir Putin has fired his main adviser on Internet issues German Klimenko, according to the order posted on the Kremlin website on June 13. In a post to his Facebook page, …

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Russian analogue of Skype presented

Russia's state industrial corporation Rostec has unveiled a local analogue of telecom application Skype, system AVES-S, for the government and business, Rostec said in a statement. AVES-S has a very high level of information …

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Ali Khamenei quits Telegram

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said that he would no longer use the messaging app Telegram. The announcement came as rumours continued that Iran would soon block Telegram, built by Russian tech guru …

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Court rules to block Telegram in Russia

Moscow’s Tagansky’s court satisfied the demand of Russia’s telecommunications watchdog and blocked access to the Telegram messenger in Russia over its failure to furnish keys to the Federal Security Service to decrypt user …

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