· February, 2012

Stories about Ukraine from February, 2012

Ukraine: Ex.ua is Back Online

RuNet Echo  3 February 2012

Ex.ua, a file-sharing site that the authorities shut down two days ago, is now back online [uk], though its content is still inaccessible. @bl4ka tweets [ru]: “The DDoS revolution has won! […]” @VsemPohuy tweets [ru] about the DDoS attacks that followed the shutdown, and the situation in the country in...

Ukraine: Government Sites Under Attack; “Freedom to Ex.ua”

RuNet Echo  1 February 2012

The official websites of the President of Ukraine, the Cabinet of Ministers, the Internal Affairs Ministry, and the Party of Regions are either completely down or work with interruptions today. Some of the coordination of the collective effort to take down governmental sites, apparently in response to yesterday's shutdown of...

Ukraine: Authorities Shut Down File-Sharing Site Ex.ua

RuNet Echo  1 February 2012

On Jan. 31, the Ukrainian authorities shut down Ex.ua, a popular file-sharing site. A selection of relevant tweets [en, uk, ru] is here: e.g., @sinplotnika [ru]: “The state has deprived you of bread, now it's also decided to take the show [entertainment] away.”; @Urshulia [uk]: “For me, the loss of...