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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.
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.
Twitter is known for real-time reporting of events. But now, a number of projects are doing "real-time" reporting of historical events like World War II and the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Human rights and independent media groups are increasingly being hit by distributed denial-of-service and hacking attacks, according to a study.