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Russia's inner workings have reportedly been spooked by the rise of WikiLeaks and the Snowden revelations. So the Kremlin has reverted to something less technical, but more secure.
The Russian president, currently waging emotional warfare against Western influence, insists the Internet didn't merely begin as a CIA project, it allegedly continues to develop as one.
The Russian parliament's latest play could see major Western technology firms banned unless they store data on Russian soil -- a move that would allow authorities to easily snoop on user data.
When most people think of military hotlines, it is safe to say, the Cold War movie images of a red telephone sitting at the ready in the White House and the Kremlin still dominates. As China and the United States move to set up a line between militaries,
After a threat by government censors leads to the removal of almost all references to "smoking devices," it has been deemed safe for public consumption... the page, that is, not the pot.
It's not often that a head of state tweets the phrase "stupid sheep getting f***ed in the mouth,", yet these words appear on the Twitter feed of Russian President Dmitri Medvedev.
The country's move to strengthen its "Internet blacklist" could lead to blockage of porn, drug-related, and "extremist" sites. Would it also threaten political protests?
"The World Tomorrow" will air on the RT network, and be released online, this coming Tuesday, says WikiLeaks.
Human rights and independent media groups are increasingly being hit by distributed denial-of-service and hacking attacks, according to a study.