Tech

YouTube feels heat as Russia ramps up “digital sovereignty” drive

Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson) The Russian-language online news channel was best known for its priestly presenters and conspiratorial musings about the global financial system plotting against Moscow—suspicions it viewed as confirmed last July when the Google-owned streaming service took the channel down over what it claimed was a US sanctions breach. Now Tsargrad is poised […]

Tech

A Russian ISP confirms Roskomnadzor’s Twitter-blocking blooper

This is https://speed.gulag.link/, a speedtest application that demonstrates Roskomnadzor throttling to Russian users it impacts. [credit: Jim Salter ] Last night, a confidential source at a Russian ISP reached out to us with confirmation of the titanic mistake Roskomnadzor—Russia’s Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology, and Mass Media—made when attempting to punitively throttle […]

Tech

Russian attempt to throttle Twitter appears to backfire

Enlarge / The head of the Russian Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media (Roskomnadzor), Andrei Lipov, during a meeting with Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin, at the Moscow Kremlin. Alexei Nikolsky/Russian Presidential Press and Information Office/TASS (Photo by Alexei NikolskyTASS via Getty Images) Kentik Director of Internet Analysis Doug Madory observed […]

Entertainment

Dixie D’Amelio’s TikTok Star BF Released His Calvin Klein Underwear Photos — And They’re Too Hot For Instagram??

Dixie D’Amelio’s boyfriend Noah Beck is currently trending everywhere thanks to his ~ steamy ~ Calvin Klein underwear photos. BUT you might want to take a look now before Instagram deletes them… again. On Monday, the TikTok creator shared a series of black and white visuals from a recent photoshoot with Damon Baker on the […]