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SlideshowEurobites: Russia Tightens Grip on Internet

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DHagar
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8/18/2014 | 1:25:55 PM
Re: Limited Internet
@SachinEE, true - which goes to show that their government is not truly interested in the people, but in maintaining power.  Their hidden agendas are becoming more revealing - their stated positions no longer make sense.
DHagar
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8/18/2014 | 1:21:29 PM
Re: Russia's Bubble
@Susan, good points!  Young people will not accept the choices Russia is making for them.  And you are right, they will want to take advantage of technology, not be left out of the game.
Susan Fourtané
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8/16/2014 | 2:48:33 AM
Re: Russia's Bubble
DHagar, 

Yes. And younger people are not going to tolerate it. They are going to fly away elsewhere, especially those involved in tech startups.

-Susan 
SachinEE
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8/12/2014 | 2:22:28 PM
Limited internet?
Russia is at it again, segregating itself from the rest of the world. When they banned import of some goods from other countries, it was some what understandable because at the very least, we thought that they were stable enough to produce those goods on their own and now they have come up with limited use of internet. How can you limit internet use? Why would they even put up public Wi-Fi hotspots when people will have to produce their identity cards to enjoy this service? All this in the name of stopping terrorism and extremism. It doesn't make any sense.
DHagar
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8/11/2014 | 9:04:36 PM
Re: Russia's Bubble
@Seven, you are correct about China - they just raided Microsoft's offices again.

I agree with Susan, that Russia is aggressively taking steps backward into isolation.  Both countries are trying to limit the use of the internet.  It will be interesting to see if they can "contain" the use and the freedoms people have begun to feel entitled to.
DHagar
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DHagar,
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8/11/2014 | 8:59:55 PM
Re: First Online Purchase
@Ariella, there you go - good point - you can beat Watson now!
brooks7
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8/11/2014 | 10:36:06 AM
Re: Russia's bubble
Susan,

So what do you think of China's Internet Policies?

seven

 
Susan Fourtané
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8/11/2014 | 9:47:46 AM
Russia's bubble
It seems like Russia is creating a very closed bubble, isolating itself from the rest of the world. Is it really a way to combat "extremism" and "terrorism" to submit the country's citizens to live in an open prison?

It's not only this Internet issue and overcontrol of the Internet providers and networks. Russia is also closing its borders to the import of goods from other nations.

There is a banning for the importing of meat, fish, dairy products, and fruits and vegetables from the EU, US, Canada, Norway, and Australia. 

 -Susan
Ariella
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Ariella,
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8/11/2014 | 9:42:49 AM
first online purchase
Good to know if it every comes up as a question on a quiz show
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