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[sticky post]Forwarding Address

If you're looking for me over on Dreamwidth, I'm TKingfisher over there, or you can always find me at www.redwombatstudio.com

I'm on Twitter as @ursulav and Tumblr as tkingfisher, my Amazon author pages are here and here and I guess that's pretty much everything. If you need me, you can't throw a rock without hitting me online these days.

I've loved my time here and I'll be grateful forever for what it used to be. It kept me alive a few times. I love you all.

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Sketchy how? LiveJournal has had Russian owners since 2007 and has been developed in Russia since 2009. Moving the server platform there too is not exactly strange.

For an individual user, there is practically no difference at all. All the usual players will still do their mass surveillance (although I suppose it'll be slightly less legally dodgy for the NSA to do it now), and all that. The only significant difference I can think of is that it'll be harder for US corporations to subpoena information from LiveJournal.

1. It will be much easier for the Russian authorities to shut down journals they don't like, and in fact they have already done so along with the move.
2. There will be no First Amendment protection for anyone, so in fact it will be easier for any government to censor journals

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