Saturday, August 16, 2014

Ukraine crisis: Russian aid trucks 'almost empty' - BBC News

bth: one can note that they are spray painted military vehicles.  white on the outside and green on the inside.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Winning is a habit (Vince Lombardi)

Edward Bernays and the Art of Public Manipulation

Russia Bans Anonymous Public Wi-Fi - Moscow Times

Users of public Wi-Fi spots in Russia will soon be required to disclose their identities, a top official said in the latest of many attempts to explain a cryptic new batch of regulations.
A variety of different sources can be used to identify would-be web surfers, from their bank card details to login information from the federal government's service portal, to codes texted to users' mobile phones, Mass Media and Communications Minister Nikolai Nikiforov said Friday.
"User identification ... is a worldwide practice," Nikiforov said on his Twitter feed.
Russian netizens have about a month of Wi-Fi anonymity left: ID procedures will be set up by early September, Federal Mass Media Inspection Service deputy head Maxim Ksenzov said Saturday...