Tag Archives: Banned

WikiLeaks hosts ICE officer database banned by GitHub, Medium & Twitter

The transparency organization WikiLeaks has published a database with public information about employees of US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), which was previously taken down by several other sites. The dataset was compiled by New York-based activist Sam Lavigne, who trawled the professional profile website LinkedIn to identify some 1,600 people working for ICE. The database included public information like ...

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‘Gender stereotypes’ & ‘sexual objectification’ banned from Stockholm billboards

Scantily-clad blondes on the streets of Stockholm will soon be a thing of the past after the city council voted to give the advertising regulator sweeping new powers to remove adverts it deems sexist or degrading. The law, which will be enforced from next month, was passed Monday after receiving near-unanimous backing from all parties other than the populist Swedish ...

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Russian Duma introduces hefty fines for promoting banned anonymity on internet

Russian lawmakers have passed a bill that introduces fines for search engines that give users prompts on using the so called anonymizers – computer programs that allow bypassing government restrictions to access banned web sites. The freshly passed bill, orders that ordinary citizens who contribute to situations in which search engines show users links to anonymizer pages should be fined ...

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Rally in support of banned internet messenger Telegram held in Moscow

Crowds have gathered in central Moscow to join a protest in support of Telegram messenger, which has recently been banned by Russian authorities. The rally was peaceful, according to police. Some 7,500 people joined the march and rally in support of the messaging app, which was held on Sakharov Avenue around 2:00pm local time, Moscow police said in a statement. ...

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Schoolchildren trick Russian officials into erecting monument to banned internet messenger Telegram

A group of children in a Russian village used a donation from a local legislator to erect a memorial to the banned Telegram messenger near the building that hosts the village administration. The monument is made of plywood, painted blue and looks like a paper plane, which is one of the emblems of the Telegram messenger. An inscription on a ...

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Twitter banned Russian security firm Kaspersky Lab from buying ads

The U.S. government isn’t the only one feeling skittish about Kaspersky Lab. On Friday, the Russian security firm’s founder Eugene Kaspersky confronted Twitter’s apparent ban on advertising from the company, a decision it quietly issued in January. No matter how this situation develops, we won’t be doing any more advertising on Twitter this year. The whole of the planned Twitter ...

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Russia blasts Facebook’s ‘totalitarianism & censorship’ after 270 accounts banned for no reason

Moscow has chided Facebook and demanded an explanation from the US State Department, after the social media giant banned media and personal accounts that violated no rules but are purportedly linked to a Russian “troll factory.”  “It is clear that this is part of the anti-Russian campaign in which the media landscape is being cleansed of alternative sources of information, ...

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Two PyeongChang Olympians banned for life over sexual assault

Two South Korean male mogul skiers, who competed at last month’s PyeongChang Olympics, have received life bans for the sexual assault of female teammates during the Freestyle Skiing World Cup in Akita, Japan. Choi Jae-woo, 24, and Kim Ji-hyun, 23, have been accused of “physically and sexually abusing female athletes” and will be prohibited from registering as skiers at the ...

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Russian bobsledder Nadezhda Sergeeva tests positive for banned heart drug

Russian bobsleigh athlete Nadezhda Sergeeva tested positive for a banned heart drug on February 18 during the Winter Games at PyeongChang, Russian bobsleigh federation said on its Facebook page. “The doping test of a pilot from Russia’s team, Nadezhda Sergeeva, from February 18 came back positive for a drug medication, listed as banned substance,” the statement on the Russian Bobsleigh ...

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Iran wrestler banned for throwing match to avoid Israeli matchup

The Islamic Republic of Iran Wrestling Federation is to protest a 6 month ban handed to its wrestler Alireza Karimi, who threw a fight to avoid meeting an Israeli counterpart. Karimi, who competes in the under-86 kilogram weight class, was punished after being found guilty of deliberately losing his Under-23 World Championship quarter-final against Russian wrestler Alikhan Zhabrayilov in Poland ...

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