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Facebook rolls out more API restrictions and shutdowns

Following the Cambridge Analytica data misuse scandal and the more recent discovery of a Facebook app that had been leaking data on 120 million users, Facebook is today announcing a number of API changes aimed at better protecting user information. The changes will impact multiple developer-facing APIs, including those used to create social experiences on the site, as well as those ...

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‘Not a matter of censorship’: Ecuador FM defends restrictions on Assange

Ecuador’s foreign minister is denying her government is trying to censor WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange by restricting his internet access and denying him visitors at the embassy in London. Maria Fernanda Espinosa defended the move to cut Assange’s internet access in March, saying that he disregarded a vow to cease all “political activity” when he spoke out about the poisoning ...

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Duma passes bill on counter-sanctions, gives Russian govt power to impose restrictions

The Russian State Duma has passed a bill aimed at defending “economic interests and security” in response to the latest sanctions introduced by the United States and its allies. The motion was drafted by State Duma speaker Vyacheslav Volodin and the heads of all four parliamentary caucuses in mid-April, days after the US Treasury Department released a list of 24 ...

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Duma gives 2nd nod to counter-sanctions, delays criminalizing compliance with foreign restrictions

Russia’s lower house of parliament has passed a second reading of a bill of reciprocal sanctions against unfriendly foreign states, but delayed hearings into criminalizing compliance with foreign sanctions. The bill on counter-sanctions was drafted by State Duma speaker Vyacheslav Volodin and the heads of all four parliamentary caucuses in mid-April, soon after the United States introduced the latest restrictions ...

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Health Ministry seeks restrictions on Aids denial in Russia

The Russian Health Ministry has prepared a bill introducing fines for any public promotion of HIV/Aids denial and the blocking of websites that spread such reports. The text of the draft was published on the special website for public discussion of new legislative initiatives on Monday. Explanations attached with the document read that it was developed as part of the ...

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Communist candidate Grudinin proposes restrictions on presidential term

Communist Party presidential candidate Pavel Grudinin has promised to reduce the limit on presidential terms and cut presidential expenses paid by the state by 90 percent, should he claim victory in the March vote. Read more “Not ‘two consecutive terms,’ we should get rid of the word ‘consecutive.’ The president must remain in office for two terms and no more. ...

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Election restrictions for convicts must remain in force, says Constitutional Court

Published time: 29 Nov, 2017 15:07 The Russian Constitutional Court has said it will not review the law that sets a 10-year ban on participation in elections for people with unserved criminal sentences, but added that judges can still express different opinions on the matter. “These rulings are final and cannot be reviewed. However, the democratic nature of the Constitutional ...

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Duma could pass restrictions against foreign media this week – deputy speaker

Published time: 13 Nov, 2017 14:03 Edited time: 13 Nov, 2017 14:40 The laws regulating foreign agent status for mass media in Russia could be amended by the lower house of parliament as early as this Wednesday, Deputy Duma Speaker Pyotr Tolstoy has told the press. Read more “We have previously said that we would try to solve this issue ...

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Harvey evacuees endure housing restrictions, price gouging

There’s no room at the inn — at least not for dogs. A Texas family was left outraged after a Holiday Inn refused to let their trio of pups sleep in the hotel room they sought out in an effort to take refuge from the dangerous floods brought on by Hurricane Harvey. Gillian and Phillip Parker tucked their pets, their ...

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Gillibrand rips bill that would ease gun silencer restrictions

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand vowed Monday to not keep quiet as Congressional Republicans pursue legislation to ease restrictions on gun silencers. Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) said bills introduced in the House of Representatives and Senate earlier this year would make it easier for criminals to dodge law enforcement by using suppressors on firearms. “These deadly gun silencers pose a huge risk to our ...

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