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Russia Bans Wikipedia Over Drug Article, Promptly Reverses Course After Edits

Russia Bans Wikipedia Over Drug Article, Promptly Reverses Course After Edits

Roskomnadzor, Russia’s Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media (basically its internet watchdog) has been in the news quite a bit lately. The regulatory body seems to be scouring the web, looking to block certain sites of content it deems harmful – which as of late has all related to drugs. Now, over the past couple …

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Reddit Will Block Content in Certain Countries, Has Already Done So in Germany and Russia

Reddit Will Block Content in Certain Countries, Has Already Done So in Germany and Russia

Reddit has confirmed that it will locally block content if it receives a “valid request from and authorized entity.” The policy confirmation comes after the company blocked a specific thread about growing psychoactive mushrooms in Russia. The country’s Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media, Roskomnadzor, temporarily banned reddit earlier in the week. Blocking the specific post …

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Russia Unblocks Reddit After Dustup over Shroom Post

Russia Unblocks Reddit After Dustup over Shroom Post

On Wednesday afternoon, Russia added reddit to its registry of blocked sites. And as of early Thursday morning, reddit has been removed from the blocked sites list. After warning that it was considering it, Roskomnadzor, Russia’s Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media, sent out the order to block reddit on August 12th. The government was …

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Reddit Is Now Banned in Russia

Reddit Is Now Banned in Russia

Well, it looks like they weren’t lying. After warning that it was considering it, Roskomnadzor, Russia’s Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media, has sent out the order to block reddit. Apparently, the government is upset over a post about the “cultivation of narcotic plants.” Officials said they had been trying to get in touch with …

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Infographic Explores What The Reddit AMA Can Teach Us About Marketing

Infographic Explores What The Reddit AMA Can Teach Us About Marketing

The reddit AMA has proven to be a great marketing vehicle for people trying to promote projects they’re involved in, at least for those who are associated with interesting projects (past or present), but what can this Q&A format teach you about marketing in general? A new infographic from Udemy seeks to answer just that. “Online marketing strategies can include …

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Here, Let a Drunk Redditor Explain the Google / Alphabet Thing

Here, Let a Drunk Redditor Explain the Google / Alphabet Thing

You may have heard that Google did some restructuring and is now a part of of a larger company called Alphabet. You may also be a bit confused about the whole thing. Long story short, Larry Page is now the CEO of Alphabet, which now controls Google – but also Nest, Calico, Fiber, and all the other companies that used …

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Russia Threatens to Block Reddit over Drug Post

Russia Threatens to Block Reddit over Drug Post

Russia, which has a history of threatening to block access to certain sites over seemingly ridiculous reasons, is now considering a ban on reddit. The news comes from Roskomnadzor, Russia’s Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media, which posted an update on Russian social media site VKontakte. Apparently, the government is upset over a post about …

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Ashley Madison Hack Might Be a Hoax?

The Ashley Madison hack has put the fear into some people who believed that the company’s “have an affair” offer was safe from prying eyes. When hackers claimed they had collected info on thousands of Ashley Madison subscribers, people scrambled to think up excuses, cover their tails, and figure out how to combat the impending fights with spouses. Hackers released …

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Ashley Madison Victims Are Discussing How To Handle Fallout

Ashley Madison users are nervous. When the famous infidelity website — with the motto “Life Is Short. Have An Affair” — was reportedly hacked. Thousands upon thousands of people had a very bad day. Questions were racing around the Internet, this time as anonymously as possible. What if my spouse finds out I had an Ashley Madison account, even if …

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Arnold Schwarzenegger Note to Fan with Dementia Goes Viral [Pic]

Arnold Schwarzenegger is bringing smiles to faces all around. The Original Terminator was tagged in a recent Reddit post by a fan, who was then shocked and elated that his idol not only answered him back, but sent along a hand-written note for the man’s father. “Terminator 2 was the first movie I saw with my dad in a movie …

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Popular Social Media Sites Lean On Email For User Engagement

Remember the days when it wasn’t uncommon to read an article speculating about whether or not social media would kill email? In fact, if you count the increasingly popular business communication tool Slack, it’s still a subject that comes up. These days, however, it seems like largely social-oriented services are utilizing email more than ever. A couple weeks ago, stories …

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Reddit Unveils New Anti-Harassment Policy, But What Does It Actually Do?

Reddit, a site that’s basically run by volunteer moderators with minimal tinkering from the higher-ups, says it’s going to get more serious about dealing with harassment. “We have been looking closely at the conversations on reddit and at personal safety. We’ve always encouraged freedom of expression by having a mostly hands-off approach to content shared on our site. Volunteer moderators …

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