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August 2017

31 August 2017

Internet threatens Russian TV ad market

Internet advertising could overtake TV in terms of volume in Russia as soon as next year.

Data produced by the Association of Communication Agencies of Russia (AKAR) and published by Kommersant predicts that the country’s ad market will grow by 13-14% this year to a record R400 billion (€5.74 billion).

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23 August 2017

Yandex rolls out Korolev neural net search algorithm

Yandex, the popular Russia-based search engine, has upgraded its search platform by implementing an upgraded version of its deep neural network search algorithm dubbed Korolev. Additionally, the company implemented Yandex.Toloka, a mass-scale crowdsourced platform which feeds results into Yandex’s machine learning ranking algorithm, MatrixNet.

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22 August 2017

Russian News Outlets Fined for Sharing Profane Rap Battle Video

Russia’s media watchdog Roskomondzor announced on Monday it was bringing fines against six news outlets for sharing a video of an expletive-ridden rap battle between Russian rappers Oxxxymiron and Slava KPSS.

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16 August 2017

Russia readies its crackdown on Internet exchange points

Russia’s Communications Ministry has published draft amendments that would introduce new restrictions on the ownership of Russia’s Internet exchange points, prohibiting domestic ISPs from connecting to exchange points that belong to other states, foreign citizens, or foreign companies and organizations, the news website TJournal reported on Wednesday. The law would also limit foreign ownership in any company that owns an exchange point to 20 percent.

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15 August 2017

The FSB has compiled a list of the data of the users she wants to know

Here's exactly what kind of user data Russia's Federal Security Service wants from registered instant messengers and social networks

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11 August 2017

The lawmaker who spearheaded Russia's ban on ‘gay propaganda’ now wants an end to free Internet porn

Russian State Duma deputy Vitaly Milonov has appealed to Nikolai Nikiforov, the head of the Mass Media and Communications Ministry, suggesting a ban on free pornography websites. According to the news agency RIA Novosti, Milonov also wants to cut off Russians’ access all porn websites, until the creation of effective age-verification measures.

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08 August 2017

Most Russians get news from TV — poll

 69% of the respondents are almost constantly using the central television as a source of information, the poll showed

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01 August 2017

Putin has signed the law on the state duty for Media registration

The President of Russia Vladimir Putin has signed the law according to which it is necessary to pay the state tax for Media registration, the relevant document is published on the portal of legal information.

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