NSA, Russia-style

Russian Zuck: Gov’t Spied on Ukraine

Pavel Durov, the founder of the Russian Facebook-like social site called VK, alleges the government used his site to spy on Ukrainian protesters. According to Durov, in 2013, the Russian security service demanded he turn over private user data for organizers of a major protest group. When he refused, he was pushed out of ownership shares in the company. "I still have something more important: a clean conscience and ideals that I am willing to defend," Durov wrote in a post.