Russia bans Wikipedia over page relating to drug use

Court orders ban on page about charas, an Indian form of hashish, but some Russian users find entire site blocked due to secure https protocol

Russian authorities briefly banned the entire Wikipedia site over a page relating to drug use which the site had refused to edit or delete.

The ban was quickly lifted on Tuesday, before it had even gone into effect for most Russian internet users, but not before the news had created a wave of panic in the country’s online community. There is increasing concern in Russia about a crackdown on internet freedom.

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Ashley Madison ‘discussed hacking competitor site’

Extramarital dating site’s CTO claimed to have accessed Nerve.com user base, according to emails released as part of massive data leak

Hacked extramarital dating site Ashley Madison discussed hacking a competitor, according to emails released as part of the massive leak of the site’s data.

The leaked emails show that in November 2012, the site’s chief technology officer, Raja Bhatia, emailed chief executive Noel Biderman after apparently examining the security of the new dating section of online sex and relationships magazine Nerve.com and finding a security hole in the site.

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You could play against Maria Sharapova at the U.S. Open, thanks to this amazing VR experience

Ever wondered how it would be to return the tennis serve of a champion? If you’re headed to the U.S. Open later this month, you may have the chance to find out — without having to set foot on the court itself, or risk embarrassing yourself in front of the crowd when you don’t even […]

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This VR experience will test whether you can return a 100mph serve from Maria Sharapova

Ever wondered how it would be to return the tennis serve of a champion? If you’re headed to the U.S. Open later this month, you may have the chance to find out — without having to set foot on the court itself, or risk embarrassing yourself in front of the crowd when you don’t even […]

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