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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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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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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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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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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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The court has refused to construction holding "Titan-2" the claim against RBC — Rambler News Service

The arbitration court of Moscow has rejected claim requirements of construction holding "Titan-2" to RBC media holding, RNS in the press service of media holding have reported. "Titan-2" submitted a claim for protection of honor, advantage and business reputation because of the rating of "50 most fast-growing companies" published at the end of 2016 in the magazine of RBC. In rating it was reported that "Titan-2" is one of co-owners Vadim Ryabov, the former deputy of the Legislative Assembly of Saint Petersburg. The company said that this information isn't true.

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