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Published: Thursday 15 March 2012

>> On February 16, the Moscow Prosecutor’s Office announced that Dozhd TV, an independent online TV station, was under investigation to determine who financed the channel’s live broadcasts of anti-Kremlin demonstrations on December 10 and 24. The probe was in response to a request from Robert Shlegel, a State Duma deputy from the United Russia party and a former spokesperson for the pro-Kremlin youth group Nashi.

>> A British student who stole information from Facebook’s internal network was sentenced to eight months in prison on February 17 in what prosecutors described as the most serious case of social media hacking in the country. The prosecutor, Sandip Patel, said Glenn Mangham, 26, had stolen “invaluable” intellectual property “over a short period of time” last April.

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