Geek magazine hacker daily blog

The Ukrainian providers will oblige to guarantee Internet connection speed

3 years ago
The national commission of regulation of communication and informatization of Ukraine (NKRSI) suggested to fix legislatively a speed guarantee from the operator for subscriber connection. The guarantee provides that the speed of Internet connection of the client cannot fall lower than 70% from declared in the agreement. According to NKRSI, the similar initiative will allow to protect the rights of users, to increase quality of services in the market and to strengthen fight against so-called "gray" providers, writes "Business". Besides, clients are offered to oblige to give telecom operators an opportunity to control quality of services.

The regulator also added determination of services which are provided to ultimate users. Earlier such explanation was absent that promoted appearance of "gray providers". These are the intermediary companies which were connected to normal provider under the guise of the user, and then resold services to the third parties.

Read more »


Medvedev: it is necessary to observe balance between freedom of the Network and regulation from the state

3 years ago


A few days ago Dmitry Medvedev in interview to the Chinese press shared thoughts of creation of the code of behavior on the Internet which would work in the form of the soft right. Addressing on December 15 participants of the second World conference on management of the Internet in the Chinese city of Uchzhen, the Russian prime minister explained the position.

The main thesis consists that regulation of the Internet has to be performed at the international level, under the auspices of the leading international institutes.

Read more »


The sports section of Yahoo was included in the list of the prohibited websites

3 years ago
image

The sports section of a portal of Yahoo after the decision on its blocking was made by Federal Tax Service of Russia was included in the register of the prohibited websites. Existence on service of the sports totalizator was the cause for blocking. Roskomnadzor entered the website sports.yahoo.com in the list prohibited on December 15.

The press secretary of Roskomnadzor Vadim Ampelonsky explained that since November FTS is added to the list of the organizations having the right to blacklist the websites extrajudicially. The service does not hesitate to have this right and already entered about 400 different websites in the register.

Service was not helped by the fact that the totalizator under the name Daily Fantasy is available only to residents of the USA. Besides, because of entering into "black list" of several IP addresses, according to complaints of certain users access and to other services from Yahoo – for example, was broken by Flickr.

Read more »


Regulation of activity of messengers in Russia: who is guilty also what to do?

3 years ago
The copy of the bill regulating work of messengers in Russia was at disposal of "Sheets". His authors suggest to enter in laws "About Information..." and "About Communication" of the correction supplementing with their new concept of "information and communication services" – "services of transfer of the text, voice and graphic messages technology inseparably linked with the communication services rendered by the third parties on data transmission networks of telecom operators". The speech first of all about messengers, is considered by the staff of several Internet companies and telecom operators who studied the text of the document; however, theoretically can fall under operation of the law and social networks – on them it is possible to communicate too.

Here such news came from Roskomnadzor on December 9. In spite of the fact that RKN denies reality of the document, the subject does not lose relevance: operators of the big three try to push several years somehow regulations about though some regulation of activity of messengers as they step on operators on all fronts: the number of the sent SMS falls every day and consequently, also the income of operators falls.

You remember how everything began


By calculations of Ovum, because of popular messengers mobile operators received less $32,5 billion in 2013. However text messaging only the first trouble of mobile network operators. The second — voice calls, VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol). And here analysts prophesy to messengers the big future. So, according to WhichVoIP.com, by 2017 the world volume of the services VoIP will reach $82,7 billion. Certainly, telecom operators do not want to turn just into the supplier of infrastructure and they conduct fierce fight, including in Russia. At least since 2013 operators try to push RKN to active actions.

Read more »


Roskomnadzor wants to oblige messengers to sign agreements with telecom operators

3 years ago

© Photo: Sam Azgor

As it was already reported earlier, now in Roskomnadzor there is a discussion of the principles of work of OTT-operators in Russia. It both messengers, and social networks, and other resources where message exchange is possible. The head of Roskomnadzor Alexander Zharov repeated that this is not about prohibition of messengers in Russia, writes "RIA". Sentences of department will concern execution of the general requirements imposed to mobile network operators.

"So far we discuss with professional community. Let's send finally to the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications, most likely, in January" — reported Heats.

Read more »


Medvedev suggested to adopt the code of behavior on the Internet

3 years ago
The prime minister Dmitry Medvedev suggests to adopt the code of behavior on the Internet in the form of the soft right. He read such sentence shortly before the visit to China on the World conference on management of the Internet, TASS reports.

"It is obvious that, still not late, it is necessary not to allow criminalizations of the Internet, to guarantee observance of human rights in the digital sphere — the prime minister told. — It is extremely difficult to make it in the conditions of absence of full-fledged international legal base of cooperation in the field of information security therefore adoption of the code or rules of conduct in the form of the soft right could become the first step in creation of the international security system in this area".

Read more »


The law on prohibition of anonymous WiFi in public places could not be performed

3 years ago

The Ministry of Internal Affairs does not want to look for owners of access points, access to which is possible without authorization (a photo: Sheets)

As it was already reported, in the government at the beginning of December the draft of corrections is transferred to the law "About Communication" and the Code on administrative violations concerning introduction of responsibility for providing anonymous WiFi of access. This document was placed on a portal of public discussion in July, and now the government considers the possibility of adoption of the proposed amendments. The bill quite strict — for the first violation is provided a penalty for legal entities and individual entrepreneurs in the amount of 100000-200000 rubles. It is already necessary to pay for repeated violation more — from 200000 to 300000 rubles.

As envisioned by authors of the project, representatives of the Ministry of Internal Affairs have to control execution of the law. But in the department do not agree with such position, write "Sheets". The matter is that law enforcement authorities just will not have employees for such responsible mission — representatives of the Ministry of Internal Affairs speak about it.

Read more »


Julian Assange will be interrogated in Embassy of Ecuador

3 years ago
After six months of disputes Ecuador signed the agreement on Julian Assange's interrogation authorized by persons from Sweden. Interrogation will take place in Embassy of Ecuador in London where the founder of WikiLeaks took cover in 2012 from charges of rape.

Assange does not leave embassy, being afraid of attack of UAVs, and is afraid of an extradition in the USA.

image

Read more »


The State Office of Public Prosecutor suggests to block the websites with dangerous extremist materials without examination

3 years ago

Photo: Sheets

Today on a government portal of drafts of regulations the draft of the order of the Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation where it is told about a possibility of blocking of the websites for extremism without carrying out examination is published. In all other cases blocking of an Internet resource in the territory of the Russian Federation requires expert research, write "Sheets". But "if information materials with strong indications of an extremist orientation have or can have a wide public response, need of operational suppression of their distribution is obvious, carrying out expert investigation is not required", it is specified in the draft of the instruction of the State Office of Public Prosecutor on the organization of work with illegal appeals in the Network.

The Prosecutor General or his deputies in federal districts has to sign a solution on blocking of a resource with illegal information. Test events have to be held on places: it is supposed that local authorities will collect the different information about organizers of action, time and the place of its carrying out and the number of participants. Besides, in this case it is necessary to carry out "monitoring of Internet space regarding identification of contents duplicating illegal information" with creation of screenshots of the necessary pages. By results of check the conclusion which is approved by the prosecutor of the region or the head of department of the State Office of Public Prosecutor is formed.

Read more »


The Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications considers regulation of messengers as need

3 years ago

Minister of Telecom and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation Nikolai Nikiforov. Photo: TASS

Today gave to the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications the official comment about regulation of work of messengers in Russia. According to the head of the ministry Nikolai Nikiforov, department considers necessary development of the principles of regulation of so-called OTT-services for message exchange, "Interfax" writes.

"It is obvious that with growth of penetration of the Internet and similar means of communication there is a need for basic state regulation. It is not necessary to deny need of regulation at least at the level of terminology and understanding of how different types of services have to correspond" — the minister reported. At the same time the official claims that department has no task to block messengers.

Read more »