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Comment: What I want to know (Score 4, Interesting) 112 112

is the part about the plan to sell your information to your prospective new employer when you change jobs?

"oh, well, it seems like he wasn't really a team player - only posted once every couple of days. better rescind that job offer."

this is a horrible idea, all the way down. (turtles not included).

Comment: Re:Commie Critter On The Lam? (Score 1) 130 130

Correction: Fatherland is Germany and putin's empire is called Mother Russia.

Correction to your Correction:

The Order "For Merit to the Fatherland" (Russian: ) is a state decoration of the Russian Federation. It was instituted on March 2, 1994 by Presidential Decree 442.[1] Until the re-establishment of the Order of St. Andrew in 1998, it was the highest Order of the Russian Federation, though it is still the highest Civilian decoration of the state.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O...

Comment: Re:What's the Kremlin really after, then? (Score 1) 130 130

As far as protest leaders go, they meant the people on the maidan from a year or so ago - i.e. Ukranians protesting against Putin's puppet Yanukovich. As for why they prefer VKontakte to Facebook? No idea as I don't use either, but I'm sure there are "reasons".

Durov just has the potential to raise all sorts of hell if he should like to - I don't personally think he has that information, and it this point, the accounts in question have probably long since been deleted. It's more of political in nature than actual hard data that can be gleaned from him. The original article in summary goes into a little more detail on that aspect.

Comment: Re:Commie Critter On The Lam? (Score 4, Informative) 130 130

http://dealbook.nytimes.com/20...

The Russian Internet giant Mail.ru said on Tuesday that it had bought the remaining stake in Vkontakte, the country’s largest social network, that it did not already own for $1.47 billion.

Mail.ru is owned by Alisher B. Usmanov.

From http://qz.com/268023/this-puti... :

Usmanov is one of Russian president Vladimir Putin’s “oligarchs,” a group of businessmen with close ties to the Kremlin, and last year Putin awarded him Russia’s highest civilian award, the Order for Service to the Fatherland.

That ought to clear up who is running/owns VKontakte.

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