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Russia and children

Monday, February 25th, 2013

Russia loves children. Children are our future, they are flowers of love, all best is for them. Россия любит детей. Everybody from alcoholic to Russian president can speak about children. One can  justify everything referring to them.

It is possible to bring in the Internet censorship due to the fact that children are searching the Internet for a soft porno. It is possible to prohibit stands to cell beers because children are coming by and see it. It is necessary to sterilize the TV to avoid children watching something for adults. Children are the best excuse for state obscenity. But the main thing is that by the simulation care for children it is possible to hide the absence of a real care.
The endless speeches of deputies and authorities hide facts and reality. There are almost 2000 of orphanages. According to official date in the country there are 650 thousands of orphans and according to unofficial data there are almost a million of them.

Yes, of course it is not deputies who kill their children and leave their children in maternity hospitals and on the streets. They love their children very much. They are burnt in Nissa,  educated in Switzerland and studies in Oxford and then live in America. With these children everything is great.

But what about those who’s parents not in power. Our country can help these children even by not preventing somebody to help them. But deputies prohibit Americans to adopt them.


Belarus is in the top ten countries with the most high level of censorship

Monday, February 18th, 2013

This conclusion had been made by CPJ (Committee to Protect Journalists).
The committee stated in its annual reports both general tendency in different regions of the world and the situation in different countries.

The CPJ pays attention on the Internet freedom limitation in Southeast Asia, the investigation of 35 journalists’ disappearance. It is also stated that the growth of mobile Internet technologies and widening of social networks create new threats for journalists.

It is for the first time when CPJ published the list of the most risk countries. It includes: Iran, Pakistan, Russia. In these countries the Freedom of press suffered more anything else.

Belorussia is included in the top ten censored countries in the world. Concerning with this Aleksandr Lukashenko leads the most “censored country” in the world and continues the policy of suppression of critical journalism and the freedom of opinion.


Egypt court demands to block YouTube for the “Innocent of Muslims”

Monday, February 11th, 2013

Cairo court  issued an order for the Egypt government to block the access to  YouTube for the  screening of “Innocent of Muslims” for 30 days

According to a “Telekritika” with a reference to The Huffington Post, the judge Hassouna Tawfiq said that this film is “outrageous both for Islam and the Prophet”.

Widely spread laws on blasphemy were in Egypt even before the coup against the president  Hosni Mubarak. The new Egypt constitution include the “ religious faces and prophet’s  outrages  ban”.

However the court decrees on “ Innocent of Muslims” can be appealed in the appellate court and not to come into force on the case-based reasoning, said The Huffington Post.

The same court decisions on the censorship introduction for the sites containing porno that was considered as outrages had not been carried out in Egypt because of big financial outlay concerning its technical realization. It is much easier to  block YouTube, but its active users can avoid this blocking.
Also according to right protectors words, the Ministry of Communications and Information Technologies seems like do not going to use such bans.

The chief executive officer of The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information, Gamal Eid said that such decision to a considerable degree is connected with the lack of knowledge of judges about the how Internet operates.

Activists announces that there were not discussed any technical aspects and the issue had been concerned as a threat for national security and religious defamation.

“This sentence shoes that judges do not know technologies. They can not understand that one false report on the site doesn’t mean that the whole site is need to be blocked”, – said Eid.

According to his point of view the government should appeal and to explain judges that the.  best decision is to block only certain YouTube pages

The lawyer Mohammed Hamid Salim sue the Egypt government announced the the movie threats the Egypt security and the YouTube refused to delete it despite the outrageous content.

The representatives of Google said they do nor received any letters from Egypt judges or Egypt government concerning this question”.

We remind that Cairo court adjudged seven Christianities (a native of Egypt)  to die in their absence for  participation in filming of the “Innocent of Muslims”.


Single register of sites containing information dissemination of which is illegal, continues to do its dirty work

Friday, February 8th, 2013

A few days ago the famous designer Artemy Lebedev report in “Live Journal” has been banned  by  - the supervisory decide that applied to the report video contains calls to suicide.

The core of a controversial video is that it shows on the screen in a cartoon style how small people with a smile on their face die in different painful and stupid ways, and then, despite the injury, having fun like mad to the comic song. The last few characters die  also because of their own stupidity – in the subway, because in fact this video is … a viral social ads, ordered by Melbourne Underground.
Australian transport workers were trying to remind that an accident that happened in result of hasty and stupid passengers’  behavior it is also an absurd and unfortunate reason of death. So they hoped that the fun video that web users will send to each other just for fun, will be more effective than lecturing.

The situation with this video called  «Dumb Ways to Die» is absurd: the access to records of Lebedev in “LJ” in Russia is banned, but «Youtube» still have this video available for Russians and it was available all the time.

In result of appearance of the “black list” of sites it for the first time was behind the real life. It’s strange, of course, to seriously take into a consideration the question of freedom of expression in a country where there is an Article 282 of the Criminal Code, but it is clear that there is a huge difference between the propaganda of something and a simple statement of the presence of this.

And it is also obvious that it is a kind of “Cossacks” from St. Petersburg ignorance to terrorizing Nabokov Museum for the second month , and they recently left on the historic building a graffiti called “pedophile”.

It is strange but the Internet got used to censorship pretty quickly. The online encyclopedia “Lurkomore” promises to sue Roscomnadzor, but it continued to methodically delete more and more articles there. However, the growth of apathy can be seen in the situation with “LJ”: for Adagamova Rustem, who not so long ago in the “black list” of all the same “promoting suicide” hit the post with photos of the self-immolation of Buddhist monks, still stood: the record number of popular bloggers copied to his protest against censorship in “Live Journal”. Rustem Adagamov not so long ago has his article in the black list for the suicide propaganda. This post was copied by the most popular Russian bloggers as a protest against censorship.


Twitter published the report about Internet censorship

Friday, February 1st, 2013

The international micro blogging service Twitter published an open request about Internet censorship, that contain a state requests’ statistic per the first and second half 2012 year.

According to the requests data beginning with January 2012, it received 1858 requests from different countries for information about users’ accounts, 48 requests for deleting the information or the account and 6646 notifications of information’s copyright.

According to published data the US government maid 849 requests on requests on information accessing for the first half 2012 year and 1009 requests for the second. Informational requests as a rule were connected with criminal investigations: notice of appointments (60%), court orders (11%), warrants (19%) and requests from law-enforcement agencies.

However the Internet service refused to give the information in 56% of cases. The requests on deleting information about the government were made in connection with the contain of illegal information. If in the first half 2012 year the USA received 6 such requests than in the second one it was received 42, reports “Interfax”.


Kostromskaya region will introduce voluntary Internet censorship

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

It is supposed that when connecting to this service users will have access only on such Internet resources that “do not contain extremist and pornographic materials, calls for cruelty and violence, another words anything that do not harmful for ethical and moral growth of coming generation”

The administration of the Kostromskaya region together with the Secure Internet League is going to sign a tripartite agreement with the biggest Internet providers of the region about the introduction of the service of such called “white lists” that automatically give to users the access only to approved sites, as it was announced by the region’s administration.

“At the current moment The Secure Internet League continues forming “white list”. Today they include more than 400 thousands resources and this number is rising”, – said in the report.

The administration adjust that in October 20212 the Kostrimskaya region was chosen as a pilot region for the realisation of the secure Internet program. The signing of an agreement is going to be on first quarter of 2013.
The connecting of the white list will be carried out by approbation of receivers of Internet service – explains administration.

By their turn the representatives of the biggest Internet providers in the region have not commented the possibility of conclusion of such a contract.

“VimpelCom” did not receive such proposal”, – said the representative of the company”, – in answer to the RiaNovosty question.


Vladimir Putin instructed Federal Security Service to fight with hackers

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

The president Putin instructed Federal Security Service to create a state system for revealing, prevention and elimination of the consequences of cyber attacks on the country’s informational resources. Beside the Service is vested with a function to develop a revealing hacker’s attacks technology on informational resources of a state structure and on private systems of information, but as agreed with their owners.

The question about if there would be a desire of both of them. Because there certain risks, thinks the founder of the project Vecheslav Semenchuk. The expert explain, that if to take for example Medea, Federal Security Service will need an access to this Medea to provide its security.

“ Our state structure, specifically organizations that we already had and those which are developing now will reveal, control and helps to prevent destructive methods towards Medea. So it means that such organization will need the access to servers and program for effectively preventing the consequences of such attacks. Accordingly this organizations are to have some access to server of a software of a Medea that will lead to the appearance of a censorship in Russia or to it strengthening due to the fact that these organizations have the access to the biggest Medea. Created organization can not only to secure for destructive methods but also to delete some certain contents.

According to experts words the reason for a decision to instructed Federal Security Service with such privileges became the hacker attack on the Kremlin site on May 6, 7 of the last year.

Some experts think that soon there will be law that will provide the responsibility for keeping harm soft. And it also means that these programmes can be easily thrown to an improper user. According to this any blogger can become a dangerous hacker even without any thought of it.



Mitrofanov opposed social network registration according the passport data

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

This was reported by the Deputy Chair of the Committee for Information Policy, Information Technologies and Connections Aleksey Mitrofanov on the live broadcast of “Russkaya slugba Novostey”.

“This is the idea of the deputy Vadim Denngin. I have a negative attitude towards this question. Moreover, I think that it’ll not be supported by the majority, because we don’t like elements of the China’s Great Wall. Nobody is going to put up a wall. Nobody wants Internet censorship. But for some unknown reasons it is concerned as the committee initiative, and I was also implicated”, – he said.

Earlier the deputy Vadim Dengin offered to widen this list of necessary data for social network registration. The parliamentarian is sure that by this way it’ll be more effective to fight with child pornography spreading. He added that agents of Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Federal Security Service should monitor citizens provide real information when registration.

That can be a very interesting thing with the general passport system in the Russian Internet! I think that a part of hackers will make false identity cards. So in connection with this there will a lot of fortuitous events.

For example, Internet hooligan Klava Sidorova will be caught, but she turns out Vova Petrov. And what to do in such situation? To send to a psychiatrist to see whether a person has a dual personality or to open the case for forgery?

I even don’t speak about advanced users, they like a James Bond certainly have nearly 10 more passports just in case. Or for example what to do with the users from abroad or migrant laborers? To create a special passport&visa service?



3% of Bishkek’ children use Internet mostly for visiting sites with the pornography

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

The center for public opinion studies “El-Pikir” carried out an investigation among 980 Bishkek’ children and discover that 3% of them use Internet mostly for visiting sites with the pornography. Media-expert doubts the quality of the  carried out work.
According to the “El-Pikir” report, 3% of the questioned children said that watching the pornography is the main reason of the Internet using for them.
The investigation was carried out among 960 Bishkek children of the different segment of the people. 55,5% of questioned are boys and 46,7% are girls. The age of respondents varied from 12 to 19 years old, as it was written in the report.

At the same time no child from a “prestigious” school told the “porno sites visiting” is the main reason of Internet usage, write experts.

“Usually a child while searching in the Internet even if he doesn’t want to watch porno faces with links, flash- banners which provoke him to visit this site”- was written in the report.

According “El-Pikir” data, Kirghiz Internet user in general is offered by 100 porno-sites and only 10 from them have limits for under-ages – it means registration, contact data or paid viewing.
Besides according to the investigation while chatting children can be asked for meeting (17%) or to speak about sex (14%).

Almost a third part of questioned children earlier heard about the facts when some one from their friends or classmates were asked for taking part in porno-filming, as it was written by investigators.

“El-Pikir” offers to use programmes that can filter “negative” content for home and school computers. The investigators also thing that it will be good to create a “black list” of sites which will be blocked by Internet providers.

A “doubtful” investigation
The Media-expert and Elena Skochilo the head of the journalistic department of the American University in Central Asia doubted the quality of the “El-Pikir” investigation. Researchers do not state in the report who paid and ordered this investigation, do not state experts’ names whose views were used in this report, she said in the Interview with

“El=Pikir” does not state a copywrite of the photo materials (with children’s photos) and include copy-past material from other sites ( phrases are easy to google). The cover page has a “ Bishkek 2011”, for an unknown reason” – she said.