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Sergey Kozlovsky

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10 April 2015

Are Google and eBay Bowing to the Kremlin's Data Localization Demands?

RuNet EchoGlobal Voices Advocacy

Google and eBay may be caving to Russia's data localization law, a move that would leave users even more vulnerable to state surveillance than they are today.

26 March 2015

Belarus Tightens Grip on Internet With New Data Retention Decree

RuNet EchoGlobal Voices Advocacy

The new data retention demands are just the latest in a string of restrictive Internet measures employed by Belarus in the wake of the next presidential election.

24 February 2015

The Dress Rehearsal for the Belarusian Crackdown

RuNet EchoGlobal Voices Advocacy

"Belaruskaya Pravda" chief editor Yuri Dubina says the recent crackdown in Belarus on independent online media is only "the dress rehearsal" before the presidential election this November.

6 February 2015

Crimean IT Industry Wilts Under Western Sanctions

RuNet EchoGlobal Voices Advocacy

Western sanctions come at a high cost to IT-professionals and citizens in disputed Crimea, as companies like Apple and Google are blocking access to their services.

4 February 2015

Stop the Music: Spotify Cancels Launch in Russia

RuNet EchoGlobal Voices Advocacy

Spotify is leaving Russia in response to the economic crisis, the political situation, and the draconian Internet laws.

10 January 2015

Intel Shuts Down Its Russian-Language Developer Forums

RuNet Echo

Intel's decision could create an important precedent, showing how easily new RuNet regulations spill into seemingly innocuous blogging activities.

3 December 2014

Russia’s Largest Social Network Now More Popular Among Young People Than Any Website or TV Channel

RuNet Echo

Could Russians, if they spared more time for information instead of entertainment, make better use of online social networks' superior access to unfiltered news? Not necessary.

5 November 2014

The Internet Economy In Russia Is Slowing Down, Hampered by Crisis and Hostile Laws

RuNet Echo

Although Russia’s Internet economy appears to be growing, a close look at recent trends suggests that it's slowing down under the weight of the country’s economic crisis and draconian legislation.

17 October 2014

Building an Internet Fast Lane in Russia Could Be a Great Way to Stifle Independent Media

RuNet EchoGlobal Voices Advocacy

In Russia, where the online space for independent media is fast shrinking, the prospect of ending net neutrality and filtering Internet content poses significant dangers.

25 September 2014

Here's Why Mail.Ru's Complete Control Over VKontakte Is Bad News

RuNet Echo

Russia’s Internet group Mail.ru has acquired the remaining stake in VKontakte, and is now the sole owner of the biggest social network in the country.

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