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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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Android devices targeted by new botnet

There is a new botnet targeting Android devices by scanning for open debug ports so it can infect victims with malware that mines the Monero cryptocurrency, Bleeping Computer reported. The botnet came to life on February 3, and is …

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Russia's Kaspersky Lab detects new Trojan

Cybersecurity is among the issues being raised on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum, now in full swing in Davos. Russia's Kaspersky Lab appears to appreciate the significance of the agenda as it has warned of a yet new IT threat …

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 Nazarbayev bans anonymous comments on Internet

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev ratified the amendments to the laws "on information and communication issues" banning anonymous comment on the Kazakh websites. According to the president's …

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 Extended LTE network available in Azerbaijan's regions

As a result of large-scale optimization and improvement works, the Nar Mobile mobile operator has provided the customers with a possibility to use the 4G (LTE) services not only in Baku and Absheron peninsula, but in the country’s other …

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 Internet anonymizers banned in Russia

  Russia's law that bans the use or provision of virtual private networks (VPNs), censorship circumvention software and other so-called 'anonymizers' came into effect today. VPNs — which let …

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