Alexey Sidorenko · January, 2011

Latest posts by Alexey Sidorenko from January, 2011

Russia: Valeria Novodvorskaya's Blog Hacked

RuNet Echo  31 January 2011

Vladimir Pribylovskiy reports [RUS] hi-jacking of Valeria Novodvorskaya‘s (Russian liberal politician and a former Soviet dissident) LiveJournal account [RUS]. “The Brigade of Hell,” dispersed group of generally pro-Kremlin hackers, took the responsibility for the attack. For the time being Novodvorskaya's account has been suspended.

Russia: Anti-Corruption Blogger's Gmail Hacked

RuNet Echo  18 January 2011

Alexey Navalny, one of the Russia's most influential anti-corruption bloggers, twitted [RUS] that his Gmail account has been recently hacked. This happened after Navalny accused [RUS] one of the Russian ministries in corruption. Gmail, however, reacted fast, and within 15 minutes returned [RUS] the account to the owner.

Russia: 7 Sites Warned By Media Regulator in 2010

RuNet Echo  13 January 2011

Roskomnadzor, Russian regulatory body that oversees online and offline media, published annual 2010 report [RUS] on issued legal warnings to the media outlets. 7 out of 53 warnings were issued to online media outlets, most of them for ‘using mass media to implement extremist activities.’ The second legal warning received by...

Russia: Journalist Claims RuNet Has Become “Controllable”

RuNet Echo  13 January 2011

Katya Gordon, opposition activist and a journalist, presents her view [RUS] on the state of freedom of expression in Russian Internet. Gordon accuses major search engines in ‘silencing’ hot topics, news portals in creating ‘alternative agenda’ when something important happens, and top bloggers in using black hat SEO methods.

Russia: Internet for Tatar Diaspora

RuNet Echo  12 January 2011

Paul Goble writes about the role of the Internet in connecting dispersed Tatar communities both in Russia and abroad. “… the Tatnet is thus serving as a virtual space in which all of them can come together, something Tatars in Kazan have long dreamed of but up until now they...