Russia ramps up internet censorship amid Ukraine war

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping are pictured as they meet in Beijing, on February 4, 2022. Alexey Druzhinin | AFP | Getty Images As Russia’s war on Ukraine continues, Moscow has sought to tighten its grip on the domestic internet, cutting off apps made by American tech giants, even as other … Read more

War censorship exposes Putin’s leaked internet controls

BOSTON (AFP) – Long before he launched a war on Ukraine, President Vladimir Putin was working to make Russia’s internet a powerful tool for surveillance and social control modeled on China’s so-called Great Firewall.. So when Western tech companies began cutting ties with Russia after its invasion, Russian investigative journalist Andrei Soldatov got upset. He … Read more

War censorship exposes Putin’s leaked internet controls

BOSTON – Long before war on Ukraine was launched, President Vladimir Putin was making Russia’s Internet a powerful tool for surveillance and social control modeled on China’s Great Firewall. So when Western tech companies began cutting ties with Russia after its invasion, Russian investigative journalist Andrei Soldatov got upset. He has spent years exposing Russian … Read more

With a new electronic tool, Westerners used text messages to Russians about the war in Ukraine

People around the world are using a new website to circumvent the Kremlin’s propaganda machine by sending individual messages about the war in Ukraine to random people in Russia. The site was developed by a group of Polish programmers who acquired about 20 million mobile phone numbers and approximately 140 million email addresses owned by … Read more

Russian netizens learn to beat Putin’s online campaign

CNN Business – A digital Iron Curtain may come down on Russia, as President Vladimir Putin struggles to control the narrative of his war in Ukraine. The Kremlin has already moved to block Facebook and Twitter, and its latest move in that direction came on Friday as the government announced plans to block Instagram in … Read more

Russia pulls the Internet’s Iron Curtain, but loopholes remain

Russia is dropping a digital iron curtain on its population, creating a new and large rift in the global internet — but there are still huge gaps in President Vladimir Putin’s efforts to cut the country off from online information accessible in most parts of the world. A little more than two weeks after Russia’s … Read more

Russia pulls the Internet’s Iron Curtain, but loopholes remain

Russia is dropping a digital iron curtain on its population, creating a new and large rift in the global internet — but there are still huge gaps in President Vladimir Putin’s efforts to cut the country off from online information accessible in most parts of the world. A little more than two weeks after Russia’s … Read more

Russian attempts to censor missile missiles on the Internet [Infographic]

Attempts by the Russian government to censor the internet’s front page, Google, have escalated since 2016, culminating in 2018 in the wake of stricter internet laws being implemented and in 2020/2021 following the poisoning of opposition politician Alexei Navalny. Russian government activists. In the first half of 2021, the latest version available from Google’s Transparency … Read more

‘Unhappy American’ in Russia-Ukraine information war promises massive leak of data stolen from Kremlin internet censors

As the information war rages on Russia’s bloody invasion of Ukraine, one of America’s most famous leakers of hacked information enters the fray. GT Emma Best, best known for being the leader and co-founder of DDoSecrets, hasn’t been sleeping much lately. This is partly due to the news cycle filled with war, pandemic, global warming, … Read more

Justin Trudeau’s plan to take over the Internet

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks in Ottawa, May 3. Photo: Blair Gable/Reuters Toronto Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has a plan to regulate online speech by putting it under the control of Radio, Television and Communications Canada. His bill is so egregious that Peter Menzies, the commission’s former vice chair, said it “not only infringes … Read more