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  • Russian parliament approves controversial web censorship bill

    The Russian parliament has approved a bill which will allow the government to shut down websites hosting content they deemed "harmful." If signed into law, it will see the creation of a system to monitor and blacklist websites. An amendment to Russia's Act for Information, bill 89417-6 was put forth by a committee concerned with internet security. They say it was designed to allow the government to remove pornography, suicide advice and content which encourages drug use, but it has drawn criticism from activists who oppose online censorship. Wikipedia shut down the Russian version of its site earlier this...

  • Russian search engine reveals details about anti-corruption crusader

    Russia's top internet portal Yandex said Monday it has been forced to divulge financial details about the country's top anti-corruption crusader to the powerful Federal Security Service (FSB). The news came just days after the fast-rising Russian internet giant announced plans to list on New York's NASDAQ stock exchange. The popular search engine said it was approached by the FSB about financial contributions made through its Yandex Dengi (Yandex Money) service to Alexei Navalny...