All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Kazakhstan’

Sabina Altyunbekova Too Pretty To Play? Kazakh Volleyball Player Dazzles The Internet

A 17-year-old girl from Kazakhstan has created for herself and for her sport an unusual stardom through her looks and social media. Her name is Sabina Altynbekova. Her sport? Volleyball. And her fans number in the thousands. “They came in droves, undaunted by rain and heavy winds as Typhoon Matmo passed through Taiwan,” the Straits Times said of her fans …

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Kazakhstan Kills Internet, Cell Phone Services

When you become president of certain countries in the Middle East, apparently you get a welcome package with all of the implements of your office. Included in this assortment is a note that says, “In times of trouble and potential political strife, turn off the Internet.” Egypt’s former president Hosni Mubarak pulled this stunt earlier this year at the beginning …

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Google Sacrifices Search Quality to Preserve Open Web

Google has pulled its search engine at out of Kazakhstan, where the country’s government is requiring all .kz domain names to be operated from servers located in the country. Now when you go to, you’re redirected to Google says its users in kazakhstan may see a decrease in search quality, but that the company does not want …

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