Thursday, September 22, 2022
Several technological giants whose software is widely used by the U.S. government have allowed Russian defense agency access to their programs’ source code, potentially jeopardizing the security of computer networks in at least a dozen federal agencies, a Reuters investigation has found. Major global technology providers SAP (SAPG.DE), Symantec (SYMC.O) and...
Belarus’ authorities recently announced that cryptocurrencies use will be legalized in the state. The decree signed by Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenko legalizes cryptocurrencies, initial coin offerings, and smart contracts, and will enter into force in March. Cryptocurrency activities are not restricted by the decree and will be tax exempt...
Two U.S. senators have denounced Venezuela’s planned cryptocurrency in a letter addressed to the U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Eth News reports. In an open letter, U.S. Senators Marco Rubio and Robert Menendez demanded to know what the U.S. government was doing to foil attempts by rogue nations in leveraging...
Microsoft could lose billions of dollars if it chooses to restrict its Russian clients due to sanctions, Russian communications minister Nikolai Nikoforov was quoted by local news agencies as saying on Tuesday. Citing notifications sent out by the two Russian Microsoft distributors to more than 200 businesses in Russia that...
Margarita Simonyan, the head of Russian television channel RT, which is alleged to have taken part in the campaign to influence last year's U.S. presidential election, says that having to register as a foreign agent in the United States is already hurting the Kremlin-funded outlet. “RT has been shut out...
Concerns over security and foreign political interference are driving Washington to impose growing restrictions on the operations of Russian and Chinese companies in the U.S., Nikkei reports. In the most prominent case of this practice, last September, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued an order directing all federal agencies...
Twitter plans to notify individual users who were exposed to accounts run by Russians as part of their efforts to intervene in the 2016 election, the company said on Wednesday. Carlos Monje, Twitter’s director of public policy and philanthropy, told the Senate Commerce Committee during a hearing that his company...
Facebook Inc. said on Wednesday it would conduct a new, comprehensive search of its records for possible propaganda that Russian operatives may have spread during the run-up to Britain's 2016 referendum on EU membership, CNN reported. Some British lawmakers had complained that the world's largest social media network had done only...
The Russian central bank is worried about a risk that cryptocurrencies may furnish a convenient basis for financial pyramid schemes, even though they were created for very different purposes, the bank’s first deputy governor, Sergey Shvetsov, told a forum in Moscow on Wednesday, describing the possible consequences as a...
The EU’s cyber defense agency, Enisa, has released its annual report, which warns that cyber-criminals have now become the biggest main “threat agent”, and that they are “responsible for at least two-thirds of the incidents registered”. In the report, Chinese and Russian hackers were singled out as the best in...