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Officials of the USA of the highest level meet representatives of the IT companies for online fight against terrorism

1 year, 1 month ago


Many countries make considerable efforts for fight against terrorism presently. In the USA real war with criminals such is waged. Intelligence agencies, army, police participate in this war. All this, mainly, in offline, normal life. Well, and as criminal elements more and more actively master knowledge of telecommunications, "the second front" intends to discover the USA in online.

For this purpose officials of the highest level of the USA and also heads of intelligence agencies meet top managers of telecommunication companies. To understand the scale and level of such meetings, it is enough to tell that heads of FBI, NSA, the National intelligence, and also the CEO of Apple, Facebook, Google, Twitter and Yahoo participate in them.

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Herman Klimenko: if to close virtual borders, the Russian websites will only be won

1 year, 1 month ago
At the end of 2015 to Herman Klimenko, the founder of Liveinternet, suggested to become the Adviser to the President of the Russian Federation of Vladimir Putin. Recently Klimenko accepted this sentence, and already works at a new position. On January 5 the Russian service Air Force interviewed Herman Klimenko during whom he made a number of interesting statements of rather Russian-speaking network segment.

For example, Klimenko expressed opinion that if to go on the way of China, that is to close virtual borders, then the domestic websites from it will only be benefited.

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In 20 years of existence of IPv6 its support extended to 10% of devices

1 year, 1 month ago
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20 years ago, in December, 1995 the specification of the IPv6 protocol (RFC 1883) was published. The protocol was conceived as replacement for the IPv4 protocol existing up to that moment when it became clear that with acceleration of growth of the Internet and the devices of the IP address connected to it have to end quickly enough. 20 years later the IPv6 protocol 10% of all devices connected to the Internet use.

The statistics on use gathers the Google company – periodically at users of services of the company the script checking a possibility of loading of information through IPv6 is started. In particular it is known that in the working days the smaller number of users (8%) has an access to IPv6, than in days off (10%). Apparently, at house connections the situation is slightly better, than at workers.

Judging by the world map, distribution of access to the new protocol for the present very uneven. Green color means rather high percent of use of IPv6 (the USA – 24%, and the leader in this parameter, Belgium – 43%). Red and orange colors mean that users of IPv6 in these countries test delays in connection in comparison with IPv4.

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The British authorities enter criminal penalty to the companies for notifications on government shadowing

1 year, 1 month ago
The Yahoo company last week reported that it will warn users about suspicions of shadowing from government services. Twitter, Facebook and Google made it earlier. This initiative is not pleasant to the authorities of Great Britain: they consider the bill under which the head of the company warning about shadowing from the British agencies can go to prison for two years.

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Example of the notification from Facebook on the account

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Against "eternal blocking" the collective complaint on behalf of 7 thousand people is made to Rutracker in Moscow City Court

1 year, 1 month ago
Today lawyers of "Roskomsvoboda" made in Moscow City Court the collective complaint concerning regulation about "eternal blocking" on behalf of 7 thousand net surfers. Such number of participants of the collective complaint managed to be brought together thanks to recently started website ZaRunet, writes "Roskomsvobod".

The court will consider the complaint next year, it will become the further basis for the appeal to the Constitutional court. An occasion — check of compliance of provisions of the anti-piracy nomativno-legal act of the Constitution of the Russian Federation. According to experts of "Roskomsvoboda", lifelong blocking — the measure which does not correspond to the principle of proportionality of punishment and also "does not bear compensation character for violation of the intellectual rights that is not inherent in civil responsibility".

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Loggers suspended Rutor domains and the majority of The Pirate Bay

1 year, 1 month ago
As reports TorrentFreak, this morning the largest nemoderiruyemy The Pirate Bay torrent tracker lost all the "heads of a hydra" — a set of domains which administrators registered if to suspend the main thepiratebay.se domain owing to its confiscation on a solution of the Swedish court.

It happened, however, opposite: domain names in the zones .LA, .GD, .MN, .VG, .FM, .SH, .MU and .TW were put in a status of "clienthold" that does them disabled for users.

Got also to a large Russian tracker of rutor.org which domain was registered at the Swedish registrar prq.se.

At the moment The Pirate Bay is available on the old domain in the zone .se, and it is possible to come on rutor only using special means, such as Antizapret and AntiCenz.

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The law adopted in China obliges providers to provide access to the ciphered accounts of users

1 year, 1 month ago


The new anti-terrorist law was adopted by the Chinese authorities despite resistance of a large number of the largest telecommunication companies and counteraction of Washington. Among other requirements, the law obliges telecommunication companies "to provide technical support and the help, including decoding". to the Chinese authorities. As it is reported, it is made to help China to localize and neutralize in time groups of terrorists.

This law does not oblige the companies to provide encrypting keys to the authorities. But access to accounts of users and all correspondence of users, in case of giving of the corresponding request — yes. Such "help" from the companies is considered by the authorities as one of methods of fight against terrorism.

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The bill of introduction of a tax on downloading of applications from App Store and Google Play is introduced to the State Duma

1 year, 1 month ago
We welcome our readers on pages of the blog iCover! On Thursday, December 24, the bill which assumes taxation of content purchased by users at the foreign IT companies is introduced to the State Duma. In particular, it is about payment of a tax upon purchase of applications in App Store and Google Play content shops. By estimates of authors of the bill, the question price for the market in case of its acceptance can make tens of billions of rubles annually.

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Great fight against programs wrappers

1 year, 1 month ago


It is no secret that in the modern world the problem of unwanted and malicious software rises more and more sharply. Botnets of different function, loker, adware …
Certainly, many try to fight against it. I work for one regional provider, and we pursue policy of passive warning of users too, we advance antiviruses and culture of use of the Internet. Eventually it is better for us if everything works for the client quickly and adequately.
For quite some time now searchers also were connected to it. Under a cat an entertaining story about how we fell a victim of this fight, and also an occasion to reflect what all this can lead to.

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The prosecutor's office of Tyumen demands to limit access to the website with "espionage features"

1 year, 1 month ago
In October of this year the resident of Tyumen was condemned for purchase of a lighter with the built-in photo video camera on one of Internet resources. The buyer was accused under article of Art. 138.1 of the criminal code of Russian Federation (illegal acquisition of the special technical tool intended for secret receipt of information) and sentenced to 1 year to 6 months of restriction of freedom.

Now the procurator of Uvat district of the Tyumen region decided to visit the same online store, having checked a resource for existence of espionage devices (the name of shop is not reported), writes "Roskomsvobod". As a result of "raid" law enforcement authorities did not find espionage lighters, but found espionage hours with the built-in photo video camera.

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