EurekAlert: On the internet, nobody knows you’re a dog — or a fake Russian Twitter account

EurekAlert: On the internet, nobody knows you’re a dog — or a fake Russian Twitter account. “Many legacy media outlets played an unwitting role in the growth of the four most successful fake Twitter accounts hosted by the Russian Internet Research Agency (IRA) that were created to spread disinformation during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, according to a study led by a University at Buffalo communication researcher.”

TASS: Russian media watchdog demands Google unblock video on Russian MP’s YouTube channel

TASS: Russian media watchdog demands Google unblock video on Russian MP’s YouTube channel. “Russia’s mass media watchdog Roscomnadzor said on Sunday it has demanded Google LLC unblock a video on the YouTube channel of Russian Senator Alexei Pushkov. The video host removed a Post Scriptum program from the Alexei Pushkov official channel. The video is now available on RuTube.”

The Verge: Russian hackers reportedly attacked GOP computer systems

The Verge: Russian hackers reportedly attacked GOP computer systems. “Russian state hackers affiliated with the group Cozy Bear were reportedly behind an attack last week on Synnex, a contractor that provides IT services for the Republican National Committee (RNC), Bloomberg writes. The attack may have exposed the organization’s information. When asked by Bloomberg, a spokesperson for the RNC denied the organization’s systems had been hacked, but confirmed that one of its IT providers Synnex, had been exposed.”

PetaPixel: Photographer Turns Abandoned Monuments into Futuristic Art

PetaPixel: Photographer Turns Abandoned Monuments into Futuristic Art. “Yang Xiao is a self-described urban explorer, traveler, designer, and architectural and light painting photographer. Originally from China but currently based in Spain, Yang used her project, ‘Eternal Monuments in the Dark,’ to combine her all her passions — travel, light-painting photography, and grand architectural pieces from past generations. It took her nine years to collect imagery from over 40 countries with the common denominator of abandoned monumental and architectural pieces, designed in brutalist and Soviet modernist style, which became popular in the post-war period.”

New York Times: After Biden Meets Putin, U.S. Exposes Details of Russian Hacking Campaign

New York Times: After Biden Meets Putin, U.S. Exposes Details of Russian Hacking Campaign. “Two weeks after President Biden met President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia and demanded that he rein in ransomware attacks on U.S. targets, American and British intelligence agencies on Thursday exposed the details of what they called a global effort by Russia’s military intelligence organization to spy on government organizations, defense contractors, universities and media companies.”

Daily Beast: Russian Military Hackers Are Pummeling Top Targets in U.S and Europe

Daily Beast: Russian Military Hackers Are Pummeling Top Targets in U.S and Europe. “In an alert issued Thursday morning, the National Security Agency warned that hackers working for Russia’s General Staff Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU) 85th Main Special Service Center (GTsSS)—better known among Americans as the hackers who went after the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s campaign in 2016—are primarily pummeling targets in the U.S. and Europe.”

NBC News: Russia, Iran were top two sources of disinfo on Facebook targeting U.S. during Trump admin, says report

NBC News: Russia, Iran were top two sources of disinfo on Facebook targeting U.S. during Trump admin, says report. “Russia and Iran were the leading purveyors of disinformation on Facebook over the past four years, and the American public was the top target, according to a new report by Facebook summing up the social media network’s efforts to purge itself of propaganda.”

Moscow Times: Russia Gives Google 24 Hour Ultimatum to Remove Banned Content

Moscow Times: Russia Gives Google 24 Hour Ultimatum to Remove Banned Content. “Russia’s internet regulator has threatened to slow down Google services in Russia if it does not comply with requests to delete content within 24 hours, Russia’s state-run TASS news agency has reported. The federal communications watchdog Roskomnadzor said Monday that Google had failed to remove 20-30% of links to content which it says are prohibited in Russia — a controversial category which includes content promoting drug use and featuring child pornography, as well as posts Russia says encourage under-18s to attend unauthorized protests.”