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    Post  George1 Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:58 pm

    Plans for the creation of Russian 5G equipment

    According to the web resource СNews.ru, Rostec and Rostelecom offer to spend 92 billion rubles by 2024 on the development of equipment and 5G services. The main efforts will be aimed at supporting domestic manufacturers in this area: a number of preferences will be created for them and for telecom operators purchasing their products.

    https://bmpd.livejournal.com/3931390.html

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    Post  JohninMK Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:52 pm

    Found this on VT. Bye, bye Google etc



    MOSCOW, / TASS /. Navigators and search engines will be the first mandatory pre-installation programs for smartphones in Russia. This is stated in the draft decree of the government of the Russian Federation, published on the portal of draft regulatory legal acts.

    According to the document, different programs will have different deadlines for mandatory pre-installation on gadgets.

    The preinstallation of Russian software (software) will work for smartphones from July 1, 2020, the document says. The first programs to be preinstalled from the specified date included browsers, cartographic and navigation services. The following will be applications for payment for goods, works and services, instant messengers, social networks and mail channels – from July 1, 2021. In July 2022, programs for providing an audiovisual service, as well as applications for free access to viewing all-Russian television or radio channels, may be mandatory for pre-installation.

    The project notes that domestic software, which will be included in the list for reinstallation, should be popular and have high social significance in the distribution of services and information.

    “Programs for electronic computers should provide consumer-relevant consumer properties of a technically complex product: high popularity of the application, which includes the following indicators: at least 100 thousand software downloads per month, at least 100 thousand unique users per month <.. .> high social significance in the distribution of services, information, socially significant, prioritization of traditional Russian spiritual and moral values, “follows from the explanatory note ski to the document. Another requirement for software was to ensure the safety and protection of consumer data.

    If it is not possible to ensure the rearrangement of the Russian software on the device, its manufacturer is obliged to post information in the public domain with the reasons no later than two months before the start of production.

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a law stipulating the need for pre-installation on smartphones, computers and televisions with Smart TV function of applications targeted at the Russian audience. The law was published on December 2 and will enter into force on July 1, 2020.


    https://www.veteranstoday.com/2020/02/14/putin-orders-russia-to-de-google-everything-no-more-big-data-spying/
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    Post  GarryB Sun Feb 16, 2020 2:12 am

    Nice idea, but those bastards could simply pre install total junk software that is totally unusable but made in Russia {by them} with shortcut links to the software they normally infect their products with...
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    Post  George1 Fri Apr 17, 2020 8:03 pm

    Nice russia

    Mail.ru Group launches Microsoft and Google competitor in corporate mail market


    Earlier, Mail.ru Group has already launched Myteam corporate messenger, Teambox cloud service for business, and Atom browser, which together with the new mail service for corporations form a single platform for business, the company said

    MOSCOW, April 17. /TASS/. Mail.ru Group, in addition to existing business platforms, launched a corporate email service that could potentially compete with popular platforms from Microsoft (Exchange) and Google (Gmail), the company’s press service told TASS.

    Earlier, Mail.ru Group has already launched Myteam corporate messenger, Teambox cloud service for business, and Atom browser, which together with the new mail service for corporations form a single platform for business, the company said. The mail service uses the client’s server, ensuring data security, and selects the best ways to process data in order to reduce the load on the server and save storage space.

    According to the company’s Deputy Vice President, Head of Cloud and Business Services Egor Ganin, the product was created on the basis of Mail.ru, the largest mail service in the country with about 100 mln users. "Many Russians have personal mailboxes on Mail.ru, which means that in implementing the solution, the company’s employees will not have to relearn and get used to something new, which will significantly reduce the company's costs," he said.

    https://tass.com/economy/1146423
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    Post  George1 Thu Oct 15, 2020 9:47 pm

    Netflix launches accounts for Russian market on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

    Earlier it was reported that the Netflix streaming service will be localized entirely in Russian. Its operator on the territory of the Russian Federation will be the National Media Group (NMG)

    MOSCOW, October 15. / TASS /. Streaming entertainment service Netflix has launched a fully localized interface in Russian and social media accounts for the Russian market, the company press service told TASS on Thursday.

    "Starting today, we not only offer our service in Russian, but also announce that content from the Netflix Originals line will appear on the platform, dubbed into Russian. For example, the series" The Haunting of Bly Manor," and the movies "Halloween Hubie and" David Attenborough : A life on our planet," the press service said. It added that official accounts for the Russian market will be launched on social networks Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

    Earlier it was reported that the Netflix streaming service will be localized entirely in Russian. Its operator on the territory of the Russian Federation will be the National Media Group (NMG).

    Netflix is a streaming entertainment service with 193 million paying subscribers in over 190 countries.

    https://tass.com/economy/1212645
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    Post  kvs Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:45 pm



    Construction of a 12,000 km fiber optic communications seabed trunk line has been launch in Russia. It will extend
    from Murmansk to Vladivostok hugging Russia's coast. It will have multiple branches that will give the Russian Arctic
    and areas farther south complete internet coverage and secure Russia's communication infrastructure. Satellites,
    which Russia has been using up to now, do not compete since they do not have the density of coverage and suffer
    from substantial signal lag and line-of-sight issues (e.g. try using them in a mountain valley).

    This is the first of three such trunk lines. The second will link the EU to South-East Asia and work to survey its
    route is already in progress. The final link will be a specific one for the Russian military.



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    Post  Hole Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:12 pm

    I hope the cablelayer is owned by a russian company (at least for the military cable)?
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    Post  kvs Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:20 pm

    Hole wrote:I hope the cablelayer is owned by a russian company (at least for the military cable)?

    Sounds from the video like this is a fully Russian project for both Russia-only trunks. It was not clear what
    sort of joint ventures are involved for the trunk servicing the EU. I would expect that it will be a joint venture.
    I think the fact that Russia is building a civilian trunk just for itself means it will not have any foreign participation
    since it could have used the EU trunk to do the same job.

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    Post  magnumcromagnon Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:45 pm

    kvs wrote:
    Hole wrote:I hope the cablelayer is owned by a russian company (at least for the military cable)?

    Sounds from the video like this is a fully Russian project for both Russia-only trunks.   It was not clear what
    sort of joint ventures are involved for the trunk servicing the EU.   I would expect that it will be a joint venture.
    I think the fact that Russia is building a civilian trunk just for itself means it will not have any foreign participation
    since it could have used the EU trunk to do the same job.


    They did say about having their own internet, devoid of foreign interference.
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    Post  PhSt Tue Nov 24, 2020 3:07 am

    not sure where to put this but its internet related so I'll just drop it here


    Russian watchdog opens administrative case against Google

    According to the regulator, the US-based Google LLC failed to remove information on Internet resources access to which is limited in Russia from its search engine

    MOSCOW, November 23. /TASS/. The Russian Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media has opened administrative proceedings against the US-based Google LLC, the regulator’s press service told TASS on Monday.

    "The company is charged with the failure to comply with the requirement of Russian laws concerning non-removal of information banned in Russia from search results," the press service said. "Google does not remove up to 30% of dangerous content from search results," it added.

    Administrative proceedings were opened in respect of repeated commitment of an administrative violation in terms of failure of the search engine operator to perform its responsibilities, the watchdog said.

    Presence of data on Internet resources access to which is limited in the Russian Federation was found in Google’s search results, the press service said. The company did not present objections to the statement prepared by the regulator regarding the failure to remove Internet resources with prohibited content from search results.

    I hope the fines will be significant enough to make Google think twice of any future non compliance.

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    Post  kvs Tue Nov 24, 2020 3:46 am

    BTW, Alphabet aka Google is very diligent deleting/hiding links to assorted piracy sites invoking the DMCA. Its routine
    hosting of links to terrorist websites in Russia is grotesque.

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    Post  PhSt Tue Jan 26, 2021 5:52 am

    Whatever happened to Russia’s sovereign internet law? Isn’t it supposed to address NATzO propaganda aimed at brainwashing gullible Russians and causing insurrection? The recent flooding of anti Putin propaganda across Russian internet space is a brazen NATzO influence operation. I’d like to see Russian authorities make use of these new laws to stamp out these poisonous NATzO appendages like YouShlT and Twatter angry

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    Post  kvs Mon Feb 22, 2021 12:59 am



    Russia is full bore deploying fiber optics trunk lines on the seabed to enable sovereign internet access. Kaliningrad has
    been connected to St. Petersburg with a trunk line and no longer needs to go to EU hubs for access. Similar link
    projects are ongoing to link Kamchatka with more developed parts and to lay a trunk from the European part all the way to
    Vladivostok.

    Russia tried to organize countries at the UN to build a global internet infrastructure independent of yanqui control.
    But it was ignored. The fcuking yanqui bootlick losers! It will continue to develop its own internet infrastructure
    and the rest of them can live with their choices.

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    Post  JohninMK Wed Mar 10, 2021 11:42 pm

    MOSCOW, March 10. /TASS/. The Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology, and Mass Media may block Twitter on the territory of the Russian Federation if the tech giant continues to shrug off compliance with Russian legislation to remove prohibited content, the media watchdog announced on its website on Wednesday.

    Twitter violates Russia’s laws refusing to remove over 2,800 materials, says watchdog

    "If the Twitter Internet service continues to ignore the legal requirements, these [enforcement] measures will continue in line with regulations (even going as far as imposing a block) until suicide incitement aimed at minors, child pornography, as well as information about the use of drugs are removed," the watchdog said.

    On Wednesday, the federal agency took measures to initially decelerate Twitter’s loading speed for 100% of mobile traffic and 50% of desktop traffic nationwide due to the social network’s violation of Russia’s legislation.

    The regulator specified that as of March 10, the social network had not removed 3,168 pieces of content containing proscribed information. It concerns tweets with information on ways of committing suicide, incitement to commit suicide, as well as child pornography and information about methods of making and using drugs. The regulator sent over 28,000 initial and repeated requests to remove these illegal links and publications.

    On February 1, a law came into force in Russia, which obliges social networks to independently identify and block prohibited content. Social networks are required to take immediate action to restrict access to such prohibited information. If it is not possible to independently assess content within 24 hours, the administration of the social network must send the data to the federal media and communications watchdog.

    tass.com/economy/1264205

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    Post  kvs Wed Mar 10, 2021 11:52 pm

    Considering how zealous Twitter is at censoring sane voices (e.g. those that do not call for child genital mutilation), this brazen spitting
    in the face of Russia needs to be smacked down and hard. Let the NATzO fake stream media screech all it wants. It blew its wad
    and its credibility for those people that matter. Woke NPCs don't matter.

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    Post  JohninMK Fri Mar 12, 2021 4:13 pm

    Russia suspects that the United States carried out massive cyberattacks against government websites on Wednesday.

    "Direct threats against the websites of Russian state structures from Washington have been made more than once, including recently, so I cannot rule out such a possibility," Russian Senator Andrei Klimov was quoted as saying by Open Media.

    Earlier, The New York Times reported, citing officials in Joe Biden's administration that the U.S. was preparing a cyber attack against Russia.

    Russian users began experiencing difficulties accessing the websites of the Kremlin, the Russian government, the State Duma, the Federation Council, a number of ministries and Russian media watchdog, Roskomnadzor. This happened two hours after the Roskomnadzor announced that it was beginning to slow down access to Twitter, accusing the social network of not complying with Russian laws. Twitter is the sixth biggest social media site in Russia and widely used by opposition figures including Alexei Navalny, who was jailed in January on his return to Russia after treatment for a poisoning attack in Siberia.

    “Most likely, the attack was sanctioned by the U.S. leadership and could, in particular, be a response to today's decision of the Roskomnadzor to slow down Twitter,” said Klimov. "Every year our country is subjected to about 3-4 billion attacks. The infrastructure vital for the functioning of the country, such as the Central Election Committee’s website, are attacked. All these attacks are repelled, although it is not easy to do it," he explained.

    https://www.defenseworld.net/news/29139/Russian_Government_Websites_Outage_blamed_on_U_S__cyberattack#.YEuDKZ0zZEY

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    Post  PapaDragon Fri Mar 12, 2021 4:48 pm


    Slow down Twitter some more

    Don't shut it off immediately, let them wiggle​ a bit first

    Good old 5kbps streaming

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    Post  George1 Fri Mar 12, 2021 8:30 pm

    MTS launches international 5G roaming in seven countries


    High-speed mobile Internet and data transmission services will be available for MTS subscribers in the n78 (3.4-3.8 GHz) range in networks of Telia (Estonia, Finland, Sweden, Norway and Denmark), Vodafone (the Netherlands) and Etisalat (the UAE) operators

    MOSCOW, March 12. /TASS/. MTS launches the international roaming service for data transmission in six European countries and the United Arab Emirates, the Russian mobile communication company reports on Friday.

    5G roaming enables subscribers with 5G compatible smartphones to use roaming services at higher speeds. High-speed mobile Internet and data transmission services will be available for MTS subscribers in the n78 (3.4-3.8 GHz) range in networks of Telia (Estonia, Finland, Sweden, Norway and Denmark), Vodafone (the Netherlands) and Etisalat (the UAE) operators. The list of countries with 5G roaming services will grow on a going basis, MTS says.

    MegaFon became the first Russian communication operator that launched such service in Romania in February 2020. Its subscribers can now use 5G roaming in twenty countries, including China, the Republic of Korea, the UAE, the Netherlands, Finland, Latvia, Austria, Thailand and others, the company says.

    Tele2 made 5G roaming for its subscribers in Switzerland in August 2020. The communication operator is now considering 5G roaming start with certain other countries and expects to complete this by the end of the year, unless the pandemic situation obstructs plans.

    https://tass.com/economy/1265523

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    Post  PhSt Sat May 22, 2021 6:06 am

    Russia may block foreign internet companies without local offices

    MOSCOW, May 21. /TASS/. Large foreign internet companies, whose owners do not comply with requirements for opening branches or representative offices in Russia may find there services blocked. The corresponding sanction is stipulated by the bill on the regulation of the work of IT giants in Russia. The text of the document is published in the State Duma’s electronic database.

    The State Duma is the lower house of the Russian parliament.

    In particular, the new law provides for the partial or complete restriction of access to foreign information resources.

    If the Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology, and Mass Media (Roskomnadzor) decides to block a certain Internet resource it "uses technical means of countering threats" specified in the law on communications, the text of the initiative says.

    Also, under the law, companies violating the law may be prohibited from collecting personal data from Russians. If the watchdog makes an appropriate decision, "a foreign person operating on the Internet in the territory of the Russian Federation <...> is not entitled to collect the personal data of citizens of the Russian Federation", the bill states.

    Other measures listed in the document include a ban on the distribution of advertising on an information resource, on making payments to it, a ban on search results, as well as informing users of Internet resources about violations of the legislation of the Russian Federation.

    According to one of the authors of the initiative, State Duma deputy Anton Gorelkin, the overwhelming majority of foreign platforms operating in Russia "will open Russian representations without any conflict."

    "Our approach will be convenient for foreign platforms that wish to continue building their business in our local market. The format of a personal account for exchanging legally significant messages with our regulator will be convenient and functional. There are no political motives. We strive to build clear transparent relations with foreign players and protect the rights of Russian users," he assured.

    The lawmaker clarified that the new requirements will affect not only "well-known deviators, like Facebook and Twitter," but also Google and Apple.

    "Because Google LLC and Apple Rus LLC, currently operating in Russia, do not officially represent their parent companies. These are either advertising departments, or sales offices, or GR-divisions with a reduced number of functions. I was personally convinced of this by sending them my deputy requests," he said.

    Gorelkin stressed that the envisaged sanctions are aimed primarily at reducing the income of violating companies in the Russian market.

    "The formula is simple: if you do not want to open full-fledged offices, you will not earn here, not a single kopeck in the future," the lawmaker warned.

    The bill submitted to the State Duma states that from January 1, 2022, owners of large foreign Internet resources with a daily audience of over 500,000 Russian users should create branches in the Russian Federation, open representative offices or establish Russian legal entities that must fully represent the interests of parent companies. The authors of the document were members of the State Duma Committee on Information Policy and Senator Alexei Pushkov.
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    Post  PhSt Tue May 25, 2021 5:46 am

    Russia gives Google 24 hours to delete banned content

    Russia's communications watchdog on Monday gave Google (GOOGL.O) 24 hours to delete what it called prohibited content or be fined and said Moscow could eventually slow down the company's traffic in the country.

    Russia has already placed a punitive slowdown on U.S. social network Twitter (TWTR.N) for not deleting banned content, part of a push by Moscow to rein in Western tech giants and beef up what it calls its internet "sovereignty". read more

    The watchdog, Roskomnadzor, said it had sent more than 26,000 calls to Google to remove illegal information, including videos containing information on drugs or violence and material from what it called extremist organisations.

    Google will be fined between 800,000 roubles and 4 million roubles ($10,800-$54,000) if it does not restrict access to the banned information, Roskomnadzor said.

    A repeat offence would be punishable by a fine of up to 10% of the company's total annual revenue, it said.

    Google Russia did not respond to a request for comment about the watchdog's deadline.

    Roskomnadzor also accused Google of censorship for allegedly restricting YouTube access to Russian media outlets, including RT and Sputnik.

    "This censorship of Russian media and the targeted support for illegal protest activity actually speak to the political colouring of Google's activities in Russia," Roskomnadzor said.

    Google's Russian arm last week lodged an appeal against a Moscow court order obliging it to unblock the YouTube account of a Christian Orthodox news channel owned by a Russian businessman who is under U.S. and EU financial sanctions.

    Moscow court documents also showed on Monday that Google was suing Roskomnadzor over the demands it remove banned content.

    Roskomnadzor said the lawsuit concerned 12 YouTube links to "unlawful content" which involved encouraging minors to join unsanctioned protests in January, when people across Russia took to the streets to support jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny.

    Navalny and his allies have used YouTube widely to air graft allegations against senior Russian officials and to organise their opposition activities.

    The YouTube channel of the staunch critic of President Vladimir Putin has close to 6.5 million subscribers.

    Google filed its lawsuit on April 23, documents from Moscow's Arbitration Court showed, but it was only accepted on May 11 after some administrative issues had been ironed out. A hearing is scheduled for July 14.

    Google Russia declined to comment on the lawsuit.

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    Post  miketheterrible Tue May 25, 2021 6:04 am

    Just ban them altogether at this point.

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    Post  miketheterrible Tue May 25, 2021 8:41 pm

    I was talking to the wife about this and she said Putin needs to go. Russia deserves a leader stronger than him.  She more or less said that the lawyers are more expensive than what the fines are.  She also pointed out that Pakistan was even able to make Google squirm and apologize.

    So a nuclear super power like Russia, which has an alternative to google, lets them run around and abuse Russia's legal system and Russian authorities do nothing.

    Holy **** this actually pisses me off. Russians are so fucking incompetent in politics in this regard.

    Also, pleas provide your fucking sources. We all have asked this previously. If you fail to do it, I'll request the kids to delete your posts. It should be a forum rule.
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    Post  SeigSoloyvov Tue May 25, 2021 10:45 pm

    I can actually agree with you on it's beyond stupid if Russia wants them to stop, they basically only slap them on the wrist. Slapping people on the wrist does nothing, you'd think if they wanted Twitter to comply. They'd get far more heavy-handed.
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    Post  GarryB Wed May 26, 2021 8:47 am

    I was talking to the wife about this and she said Putin needs to go.

    Incredible that you want Putin replaced with a more western like leader... one that bans and imposes sanctions like a child... or US politician.

    This problem is being solved in the Russian court system, it is not a government problem.

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    Post  miketheterrible Wed May 26, 2021 9:52 am

    GarryB wrote:
    I was talking to the wife about this and she said Putin needs to go.

    Incredible that you want Putin replaced with a more western like leader... one that bans and imposes sanctions like a child... or US politician.

    This problem is being solved in the Russian court system, it is not a government problem.


    Actually it is a government problem. Not only is YouTube breaking Russian laws stipulated by law, it's active in Russian politics regarding funding and pushing navalny, yatsin and the like narrative which is actually interference in Russian politics.

    Plus the fees alone is a joke since lawyers cost way more than the fines.

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