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Russia threatens to block Facebook

Facebook has until the end of 2018 to comply with Russia’s data storage law, or be banned like messenger service Telegram or professional networking website LinkedIn. Read more The law requires all social networks to move data on Russian users to Russia. Facebook is also obliged to remove all prohibited information, according to the head of Russian internet watchdog Roskomnadzor, ...

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Russian internet watchdog launches procedure to block access to Telegram messenger

The Russian telecommunications watchdog has issued an order to internet providers restricting access to web resources used by Telegram messenger, which lost a court battle with the authorities over encryption. “The information on web resources used by the Telegram company was sent to internet service providers on Monday in order to restrict access to them,” read a message posted on ...

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Facebook shouldn’t block you from finding friends on competitors

Twitter, Vine, Voxer, MessageMe. Facebook has repeatedly cut off competitors from its feature for finding your Facebook friends on their apps… after jumpstarting its own social graph by convincing people to upload their Gmail contacts. Meanwhile, Facebook’s Download Your Information tool merely exports a text list of friends’ names you can’t use elsewhere. As Congress considers potential regulation following Mark ...

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US only Security Council member to block UN inquiry into Gaza violence

The US was the only UN Security Council member to reject a call by the 14 other countries to independently probe the Gaza clashes, in which dozens of Palestinian protesters were killed by Israeli forces. Read more For the second week in a row, the US has vetoed a UN Security Council (UNSC) statement calling on Secretary General Antonio Guterres ...

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Russian internet watchdog seeks block on Telegram messenger over refusal to give up encryption keys

Russia’s internet watchdog has requested that the Telegram internet messenger service be blocked, after it failed to hand over encryption keys to special services before the given deadline. The press statement released by Roskomnadzor on Friday reads that the agency has addressed a district court in Moscow with a demand “to limit the access to all resources belonging to the ...

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US senators urge Trump to block construction of Russian gas pipeline to Europe

A group of Republican and Democratic senators is urging the White House to use all options to block the building of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, aimed at delivering natural gas from Russia to Germany. Read more “We write to express our concern about the continuing development of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline that would carry natural gas from Russia ...

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UFO or block of ice? Baffling Google Earth image sparks alien claims (VIDEO, POLL)

A mysterious object spotted on Google Earth has ignited speculation that a UFO crash-landing site may have been snapped by satellite. The image shows a long shape in the middle of a remote, snowy island off the Antarctic coast. The strange sighting was shared by UFO spotter Secureteam10 on YouTube. The group points to satellite imagery of a snowy plain ...

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Russian Embassy ‘captures’ entire block in Washington, DC… in amazing world of fake news

Russia’s Embassy in Washington has been accused of taking over “an entire block” in a suspected “parking fraud” by a Twitter user. The unfounded allegations promptly became a “fact” when media outlets picked up the story. The controversy surrounding the parking spaces erupted earlier this week when a vigilant Twitter user notified Washington’s District Department of Transportation (DDOT DC), posting ...

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Major armed police operation in Brussels as officers ‘block gunmen in building’

Published time: 22 Feb, 2018 12:49 Edited time: 22 Feb, 2018 12:58 Armed police and a helicopter have been deployed to a house in Brussels. At least one armed man is believed to be inside, according to local media. The incident is taking place near a primary school attended by approximately 350 pupils. The children have been taken inside the ...

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‘Special interests block reform to give fathers more rights’ – National Parents Organization to RT

The founder of the National Parents Organization has told RT that special interests in the law industry are blocking reforms that would give fathers more rights to see their children following divorce. There are over one million divorces every year in the United States. The system for dealing with family break-ups was introduced by President Gerald Ford in 1975. It ...

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