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Vedomosti Circulation Certified

The KPMG company audited the circulation of the Vedomosti business newspaper and Vedomosti Friday supplement.

The publications have an officially confirmed Moscow circulation of 50,200 copies.

Sharing is not caring: FTC probes app providers for revealing kids’ personal data

Parents need to think twice before letting kids use apps on their portable devices, as it may reveal youngsters geolocation along with other data which can later be shared with third parties, FTC warned as it seeks to crack down on the practice.

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) says that 6 out of 10 apps surveyed in the report share collected data about a user's mobile device with other developers, advertising networks, analytics companies and other third parties without parental consent. The data includes such personal information as device ID, geolocation, and the user’s phone number.

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Complimentary Gifts from National Geographic Traveler

National Geographic Traveler magazine is holding a New Year’s promotion. Everyone purchasing the latest issue of the magazine from a Press House kiosk in one of Moscow’s airports will receive a complimentary gift — the unique “Italy” book from the National Geographic series.

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Russian paper newspapers and magazines are not dying out just yet

Experts keep talking about the future of traditional newspapers and magazines. Their predictions are both right and wrong. In my opinion, a twist on Mark Twain’s famous quote would explain it the best: the reports of the death of newspapers have been greatly exaggerated.

Inevitably, electronic mass media, the wide spread of the Internet, etc make journalists question the future of the traditional media. For example, the chief editor of "Komsomolskaya Pravda", Vladimir Sungorkin, predicts that there is going to be only one newspaper in every city.

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The Communist Party of the Russian Federation accuses Russian Post in helping All-Russia People’s Front

The Communist Party Central Committee secretary, Sergey Obukhov, told the newspaper "Izvestia" that the Communist Party is preparing to file a complaint against Russian Post with the Federal Antimonopoly Service and the Central Election Commission. The Communists suspect that Russian Post (that maintains a broad monopoly on mail service) is politically biased. According to the Communist Party, Russian Post refused to deliver their campaign materials to mailboxes in some parts of the country. Despite the fact that Russian Post is committed to delivering promotional materials for all their commercial customers (as stated on the Russian Post website).

 

"It is important to point out that Russian Post refused to provide the delivery service after the company joined the People's Front that only supports Putin and United Russia. Moreover, we originally wanted to do everything centrally, and therefore went straight to the Russian Post headquarters, but the local officials sent us to the regional offices to make it harder on us." - Obukhov complained. According to Obukhov, as of now communists only have proof of the company’s refusal to provide delivery services in Krasnodar Territory, but the party is currently working on getting documents and evidence in other regions.

 

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