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Pirate Pay Aims To Kill Sharing Over BitTorrent Pirate Pay Aims To Kill Sharing Over BitTorrent
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You’re not misreading that headline, there is a new company called “Pirate Pay.” It’s not some kind of illegal service that offers to pay people for the amount of content they pirate, but rather aims to kill piracy on the …

Anonymous Takes Down Kremlin Web Site As Part Of #OpDefiance Anonymous Takes Down Kremlin Web Site As Part Of #OpDefiance
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If you follow world politics, you may have heard that Vladimir Putin is back in charge as president of Russia. The former president turned prime minister turned president again has caused quite a bit of stir within the country with …

Russian National Arrested for Hacking Brokerage Accounts Russian National Arrested for Hacking Brokerage Accounts

In another instance of cyber fraud relating to Russia, a Russian national has just been charged in the U.S. for gaining illegal access brokerage accounts, and secretly making odd trades, to the benefit of the criminal ring he was working …

Teen Tries to Blackmail Russian Billionaire Teen Tries to Blackmail Russian Billionaire

A Russian SWAT team recently stormed the house where a 17-year-old student who was living with his mom, to grab his laptop, after linking the computer to repeated murder-for-hire related extortion attempts. The teen had allegedly attempted to blackmail Russian …

Russia Auditing ISP’s That Host Illegal Content Russia Auditing ISP’s That Host Illegal Content

Russia has established itself as a bit of a haven for cybercrime. One can quite easily buy illegal web traffic from vendors in that country, and some have recently speculated that the only reason the creators of the Carberp Trojan …

Yandex Beats Google To A Free Cloud Storage Service Yandex Beats Google To A Free Cloud Storage Service

Yandex dominates the search market in Russia, garnering 60+% of all searches in the country. In Februrary, they launched new social features for search, nabbing Twitter access. And just last month, the company was added to the NASDAQ Internet Index. …

Russian Police Arrest 8 in Carberp Trojan Case Russian Police Arrest 8 in Carberp Trojan Case

Russian authorities have arrested eight men suspected of using the Carberp Trojan and other malware, to make millions through electronic banking fraud. The men arrested are suspected of being members of a Moscow-based gang that was going after the bank …

Russian Court Upholds Ban on Scientology Books Russian Court Upholds Ban on Scientology Books
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A Moscow regional court has upheld a lower court decision to ban books regarding Scientology, after it was declared to be extremist literature. The ruling confirms that the publication and distribution of books written from Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard …

Russia Is Sending A Man To The Moon Russia Is Sending A Man To The Moon

Russia is sending a man to the moon after it has been fairly non-existent in the space program. They have taken a back seat ever since the United States sent a man to the moon in July of 1969. When …

Helvetica Use On Twitter Nearly Leads To Row Between U.S., Russia Helvetica Use On Twitter Nearly Leads To Row Between U.S., Russia

The comedic art of Twitter parody accounts is reliably known to have only a few rules: be funny, be crass, and – this according to Twitter – be obvious about being a parody. Regarding that last rule, the most one …

Jay-Z Faces Competition From Rapping Russian Billionaire Jay-Z Faces Competition From Rapping Russian Billionaire
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According to recent estimates, Mikhail Prokhorov is the third richest man from Russia and the 32nd richest man in the entire world. But all the money in the world can’t buy you rap skills. The Russian billionaire has gone viral …

Russian Web Ad Spending Overtakes Print Russian Web Ad Spending Overtakes Print

Online advertising expenditures were up 56% in Russia in 2011, overtaking print ads for the first time. The internet presently accounts for 16% of ad spending in Russia, still a far cry from TV ad dominance. Web ads in the …

Google Street View Comes To Russia, Captures Period Actors At Peterhof Google Street View Comes To Russia, Captures Period Actors At Peterhof
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Здравствуйте, Google Street View! Yesterday Google announced the addition of two Russian cities, St. Petersburg and Moscow, to the Street View experience via their Lat Long Blog. As vast as Russia is, it’s my hope that Street View will continue …

Yandex Gets Twitter Access, Launches Social Features. Should Google Worry? Yandex Gets Twitter Access, Launches Social Features. Should Google Worry?

Yandex, the Russian search engine giant, announced a new social networking search program. The announcement doesn’t mention Twitter specifically, but Search Engine Land is reporting that the search engine has made a deal with Twitter to gain access to the …

Russia Urges UN Envoy to Syria on Twitter Russia Urges UN Envoy to Syria on Twitter

Russia proposed that the UN send a special envoy to Syria on Twitter Tuesday, to help coordiniate security and humanitarian efforts. Russia’s foreign ministry has urged the U.N. Security council to prompt the U.N. Security General to set these efforts …

Russian Anonymous Leaks Emails of Pro-Putin Group Russian Anonymous Leaks Emails of Pro-Putin Group
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The Russian branch of Anonymous has leaked emails that claim Nashi, a Russian youth group, is paying off journalists and bloggers for positive coverage of Vladimir Putin. The Guardian is reporting that the emails detail conversations between Vasily Yakemenko, the …

Russian 3G Provider Lets User Download 419GB In One Week Russian 3G Provider Lets User Download 419GB In One Week

Data caps are pretty bad. They restrict how much I can download on our smartphones when all I want to do is stream Pandora on the way to work. I should move to Russia where you win money for downloading …

Yandex Gets New Map Content From NAVTEQ Yandex Gets New Map Content From NAVTEQ

Russia’s most popular search engine, Yandex, announced today that it has purchased a license for digital maps from NAVTEQ, which will be used in the development of a “detailed world map” for Yandex.Maps. Yandex is using maps from NAVTEQ from …

Cyber Criminals Are Selling Web Traffic Cyber Criminals Are Selling Web Traffic
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Have you ever wanted to buy traffic to your Web site? Well, now you can through the help of Russian cyber criminals. SC Magazine is reporting that cyber criminals have opened an online store selling Web traffic by hijacking other …

Anonymous Creates MegaUpload Replacement Anonymous Creates MegaUpload Replacement
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After the MegaUpload shut down and every other file sharing service backing down, surely nobody would be trying to start up a new file hosting service, right? Anonymous couldn’t care less and threw caution to the wind by announcing Anonyupload …

iPhone 5 Rumors: November Release Date in Russia? iPhone 5 Rumors: November Release Date in Russia?

Another day, another rumor – but this time with some international flair. Russian publication RBC daily is reporting that the much anticipated iPhone 5 could hit the shelves in their country in November. Apparently, the Russian handset retailers are in …