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John Oliver Interviews Edward Snowden

Last night’s episode of “Last Week Tonight” was longer than normal due to John Oliver doing a special segment on government surveillance. The segment included a lengthy in person interview with Edward Snowden that John Oliver recorded in Moscow. As he has done in the past, Oliver managed to put government surveillance into context in […]

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Help! Russians are Watching my Webcam!

In 25 years working in radio, there’s one piece of advice I heard early and often: if you see a microphone, you should always assume it is ‘live’. The same should probably go for webcams. The news today that a Russian website has been discovered which aggregates the feeds from over 4500 cameras worldwide has […]

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Russian Blogging Crackdown Law Takes Effect Today

If you’re in Russia and you’ve got a blog with more than 3,000 daily readers, you must register with the media regulator, Roskomnadzor, according to a new law which comes into effect from today. The new law also puts restrictions on anonymity, requiring that popular bloggers publish their surnname, initials and email address. Tommy Collison writes that one of the […]

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