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Kevin Rothrock

Native son of the San Francisco Bay Area. Masters from UC Berkeley in Soviet History. Between 2009 and 2011, I worked with Leon Aron in Washington, DC, at the American Enterprise Institute. Since 2010, I've blogged at ‘A Good Treaty‘ and tweeted at @KevinRothrock. Doctoral student in Political Science at UConn, where I'm also Managing Editor of the political science journal Polity.

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Latest posts by Kevin Rothrock

27 July 2014

Twitter “Blocks” Access to Russia's Most Infamous Hackers

RuNet Echo

Russia's Twitter users no longer have access to @b0ltai, an account belonging to a hacker collective that has leaked several Kremlin documents to the Internet over the past 7 months.

25 July 2014

Russia's 4-Million-Ruble Procurement Order to Crack Tor Is Suddenly Revised

RuNet Echo

The Russian Interior Ministry has revised the language in a procurement order offering almost USD $100,000 for developing a way to decipher user data on the Tor anonymity network.

24 July 2014

Russia Offers 4 Million Rubles to Crack the Tor Network

RuNet Echo

Although unlikely, should Russia’s decryption project succeed, it could endanger millions of Internet users whose interest in online anonymity is far from nefarious.

20 July 2014

The Russian Government's 7,000 Wikipedia Edits

RuNet Echo

Over the past ten years, IP addresses belonging to various Russian state agencies are responsible for almost 7,000 anonymous edits to articles on Wikipedia’s Russian-language website.

18 July 2014

Russian State TV Edits Wikipedia to Blame Ukraine for MH17 Crash

RuNet Echo

Someone at VGTRK, a state-run Russian broadcasting company, has edited a Wikipedia entry about the Malaysian Flight MH17 crash to blame the government in Kyiv.

17 July 2014

First Russian Reactions to the Downed Plane in Eastern Ukraine

RuNet Echo

An airplane has crashed in Ukraine. With nothing but a few pixelated YouTube videos and a fast-growing mountain of accusations, RuNet users are in the midst of a full-blown hysteria.

5 July 2014

Everything You Need to Know About Russia's Internet Crackdown

RuNet Echo

To help people keep track of what’s what in Russian cyberspace, we've compiled a list of the most important laws to hit the RuNet in the past two years.

Kiev Kowtows to Washington … on Twitter

RuNet Echo

4 July 2014

Andrey Mima on Banning the Internet in Russia

RuNet Echo

RuNet Echo translates a column by Andrey Mima about a new draft law in Moscow that will require websites to store all Russian users' data inside Russia.

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