Tajikistan ends Facebook block prompted by IS defector

Ex-Soviet Tajikistan on Monday lifted blocks on popular websites including Facebook and YouTube it imposed after a police chief appeared in an online video announcing his defection to the Islamic State group.

`Russian Facebook` founder spared jail risk in traffic probe

Russian investigators named popular social networking site, Pavel Durov, as the driver of a car that allegedly ran over a policeman, but decided to halt criminal action in the case.

Russian social network blacklisted by mistake

Vkontakte, Russia`s biggest social networking website, was put on a state registry of blacklisted websites by mistake Friday, an official said.

Russian social networking site warned over anti-Islam film

VKontakte`s press secretary Vladislav Tsyplukhin said the network will remove the trailer to the film if a court finds it to be breaching the Russian legislation.