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University of Kaspersky 2020 — the application for increase of level of information security of users of a social network of VKontakte

2 years, 9 months ago
In article operation of application University of Kaspersky 2020 for a social network of VKontakte is considered: target audience, features of work, the considered subjects.

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Before lifelong blocking of Pleer.com wrote the open letter to the state

2 years, 11 months ago
On November 3, 2015 the musical website Pleer.com was for life blocked by Moscow City Court (the solution will become effective in 30 days or after consideration of the appeal). It is the second case of lifelong blocking of the websites in Russia, after an October solution on blocking of 11 websites.

Pleer.com does not place more than two years any advertizing and does not take money from users. It is the non-commercial project therefore the administration of the website is not going to resist actively blocking, though will file a lawsuit the appeal.

But before the resource is de facto blocked in Russia, creators of Pleer.com published the open letter to the state in which stated everything that they think of it.

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"VKontakte" won court against Warner and Universal, but a social network obliged to create system against loading of pirated content

3 years ago
The arbitration court of St. Petersburg and the Leningrad region did not satisfy claims of Warner and Universal to "VKontakte" for the sum of thirty one million rubles, but obliged a social network to develop system which will not allow to load pirated content, write "Sheets".

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Telegram delivers 12 billion messages a day. Pavel Durov: "WhatsApp – a sediment"

3 years ago
At the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco on September 21 Pavel Durov told that the Telegram messenger delivers every day twelve billion messages, it is two billion more, than in August of this year. Pavel Durov added that WhatsApp "sediment".

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"VKontakte" implemented autoremoval of messages on a key word

3 years, 1 month ago


"VKontakte" pleased owners of publics with long-awaited function: automatic removal of unwanted comments.

If to connect the corresponding filters, then messages with obscene language, spam and any any words which you do not want to see in the community will automatically be removed.

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The register of distributors of information and the Register of bloggers — in open access

3 years, 1 month ago
On Roskomsvoboda's website two new sections — the Register of organizers of distribution of information and the Register of bloggers are open. Now everyone can study what websites and bloggers are under supervision at Roskomnadzor.

Habrakhabr entered in the register in 2014 that became the reason for start of the Geektimes project. "We took out all non-core if something happens to display from under possible blocking Habr" — Denis Kryuchkov, the founder Habrakhabra and Geektimes explained.

Corrections to the law "About Information" (No. 97-FZ) took effect on August 1, 2014. Any blogs or pages with audience more than 3000 people a day are obliged to be registered in Roskomnadzor, to collect and store data on users of the Internet resources and services, their interaction and to provide information to competent authorities on the first request.

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The prosecutor's office demands to close a popular public of "VKontakte" from 6,8 million subscribers

3 years, 2 months ago
imageThe prosecutor's office of the Central district of St. Petersburg directed to Smolninsky district court of St. Petersburg the application for recognition of information placed in virtual community MDK in VKontake prohibited to distribution in the territory of the Russian Federation.

MDK — one of the most popular communities "VKontakte" with number of subscribers more than 6,8 million people and monthly audience about 20 million. Earlier it was already repeatedly accused of extremism and xenophobia so the present legal claim did not become something unexpected.

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Roskomnadzor is going to block one of the Reddit pages that can entail complete unavailability of a resource

3 years, 2 months ago
imageAccording to information from the page of official community RKN VKontakte, the regulator prepares for access lock to one of pages on the website Reddit.

The request for blocking arrived from the State Committee for Control Over the Illegal Trafficking of Narcotics and Psychotropic Substances. On the drawn attention of law enforcement agencies to the page article about cultivation of the mushrooms containing narcotic substances is placed.

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"VKontakte" blocked links to Instagram

3 years, 2 months ago
Links to Instagram which users socially send to VKontake in personal messages or publish at themselves on a wall, from now on will stop being active. Changes in policy of a social network are connected with start on July 17 of the Snapster application competing with "Instagram".

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Next failure in work of a social network of "VKontakte"

3 years, 2 months ago
The last half an hour in work of social network Vkontakte are observed serious problems: pages of a number of communities (large are still available) are not loaded, there is a duplication of comments, personal messages do not reach, personal pages of users do not open.

The last noticeable failure in work happened on June 10, but then network functioning was recovered rather quickly.

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