Federal Service for Supervision in the Sphere of Telecom, Information Technologies and Mass Communications is going to tighten grip: important events in digital world of previous week

Federal Service for Supervision in the Sphere of Telecom, Information Technologies and Mass Communications is going to tighten grip: important events in digital world of previous week

LinkedIn published a formal letter in response to website blocking in Russia. Perhaps, the Federal Service for Supervision in the Sphere of Telecom, Information Technologies and Mass Communications (ROSKOMNADZOR) is going to eliminate ways of interlock bypasses. Read this and other news of the week in our review.

New features of Yandex Webvisor

On November 17-18, within iMetrics conference, Yandex told that Webvisor would have new features:

  • playback of popups, chats and carrousel;
  • display of mobile device types, from which users enter the website.

LinkedIn told about access changes related with blocking

After blocking LinkedIn in Russia, the social website administration presented the formal letter. It states that all Russian accounts will be available beyond the Russian Federation. Profiles will be shown in search results; participants will be able to receive messages from employers. Relevant content will be sent to e-mails.

Accounts will be opened until their owners send the closing request to LinkedIn. The social network administration also says that it is going to continue negotiations with ROSKOMNADZOR to cancel blocking.

Facebook offers page visitors targeting

Now, Facebook allows to create audiences of the number of page visitors. The new feature allows to return any user who at least somehow has shown interest to you, including those just entering the page or saving the post.

Currently, targeting is tested and is not available to everyone. But those who have already tested it assure that they have obtained more leads per calendar day than after two weeks of outdoor advertising in elevators and subways.

Mail.ru Group and Newtonew launch educative IT project

The singularity of this project is that it focuses on school students and teachers. Developed online lessons are designed for various levels of preparation and correspond to different interests: web technologies, security analysis of web projects, Java development, algorithms and data structures, as well as C/C++ preparatory program. A starter test will help to make choice.

Mail.ru Group educative project for school students is not the only one. The company has been holding the Technocup, the programming olympiad for 8—11 grades, for two years.

Federal Service for Supervision in the Sphere of Telecom, Information Technologies and Mass Communications offered Opera to filter banned websites

At the recent meeting, ROSKOMNADZOR and Norway-based Opera Software were discussing the technical option for the browser to filter websites banned in Russia while working in Turbo mode. Opera representatives confirmed such an option, but parties didn’t conclude any agreements.

Parties have not yet discussed Opera’s filtration with built-in VPN server (the version has been launched in September), although there is such an option. Now, Turbo mode and built-in VPN server allow bypassing ROSKOMNADZOR’s blocking. The company refused to discuss the meeting with state authorities.

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