Russia’s game of Telegram whack-a-mole grows to 19M blocked IPs, hitting Twitch, Spotify and more

As the messaging app Telegram continues to try to evade Russian authorities by switching up its IP addresses, Russia’s regulator Roskomnadzor (RKN) has continued its game of whack-a-mole to try to lock it down by knocking out complete swathes of IP

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Baked beans dumped on car after driver ‘blocked gates’ in car park

'This is not a parking space. People need regular access to these back gates and you're stopping them!'


Russia wants Telegram gone so badly, it blocked Google's and Amazon's clouds for the whole country just to keep it away from people

Roman Kulik/AP On Tuesday, Russia's state communications regulator said it blocked IP addresses owned by Google and Amazon after it was discovered that messaging service Telegram had been using their cloud services to reach users. The blocking of these I


Millions of IP addresses blocked as Russia tries to shut down Telegram

Russia has blocked more than 16 million internet protocol addresses in its attempt to ban the popular encrypted messaging app Telegram, leading to interruptions in the service of major websites and media.


Russia blocks Google, Amazon IP addresses in bid to ban Telegram

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's state communications regulator on Tuesday said it had blocked IP addresses owned by Google and Amazon, saying they were being used by the Telegram messaging service which Moscow moved to ban this week.

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California Just Blocked National Guard Troops From Helping With President Trump’s Priorities at the Border

(SAN DIEGO) — California has rejected the federal government’s initial plans for National Guard troops to the border because the work is considered too closely tied to immigration enforcement, two U.S. officials told The Associated Press. The


Syria blocks chemical weapons inspectors from site of attack

The international chemical weapons watchdog organization that sent a fact-finding team to Damascus said Syrian and Russian officials blocked their efforts to reach the site.        


Russia starts blocking Telegram for failing to turn over encryption keys

The Russian state telecommunication regulator has began blocking Telegram as expected. This comes after the messaging company refused to give Russian security services encryption keys. The service is expected to be blocked within the coming hours. Accordi


Facebook expels alt-right figurehead

White nationalist Richard Spencer's three Facebook pages are blocked on a permanent basis.

United Kingdom

UK bars anti-Muslim campaigners from entering the country

'This government upholds free speech but we will not let it be used to excuse detestable views that directly contravene our values,' says Home Office spokesperson


Landslip at Holmwood disrupts Southern rail services

All lines between Dorking and Horsham have been blocked since Thursday evening.

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Tennessee woman says 'it's a miracle' her wallet, purse blocked bullets

A Tennessee woman isn't likely to ever leave home without her wallet or purse again after the fortunate placement of the billfold and handbag may have saved her life.


Twitter insiders say Jack Dorsey is involved with blocking accounts — and that it's a free speech minefield (TWTR)

Richard Drew/AP Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is reportedly taking abuse and spam on the platform more seriously. Insiders saying he has more of a say in banning accounts, according to Fast Company. Those insiders worry that Twitter could tilt over into censor

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Teacher, 53, ‘had sex with pupil, 15, and sent him explicit card after he blocked her on social media’

A TEACHER accused of having sex with her pupil allegedly sent him an explicit card after he blocked her on social media, a court heard. Deborah Lowe, 53, asked the 15-year-old boy, “who else can I be a sl*t”, in the written message after she h


West Brom's plans to introduce safe-standing section blocked by government

West Brom hoped to install 3,600 rail seats in the ground's Smethwick End and have described the decision as 'disappointing' and 'short-sighted'

World sex advert website seized by FBI's international sites are blocked following the move by the US authorities.

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