Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Russia’s State Commission has set a preliminary date of February 20 for the launch from Plesetsk of the Soyuz-2.1a rocket with a military satellite atop, which was previously canceled, a source in the rocket and space industry told TASS on Saturday. "The State Commission decided on Saturday to preliminarily fix...
Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) has ordered some of the country's major internet companies to give it continuous access to their systems, investigative website The Bell reported on Tuesday, citing three sources at the firms. It said the measure would affect a string of Russian internet services that have been...
Rostelecom is exploring the possibility of biometric identification for servicing at banks and receiving other services for drawing veins in the palm, Rostelecom's Ivan Berov said, as reported by RIA Novosti. The plan is that identification by the palm will complement the already used signs - the image of the...
The first two microsatellites with laser diodes, which will make it possible to write messages in the sky similar to ones on billboards, will be launched into orbit in 2022, the director of the Project Implementation Department at Russia’s United Rocket and Space Corporation (URSC) Andrei Divaev told state-run...
Equipment for 5G networks will soon be developed jointly by units of Russian state-run tech conglomerate Rostec, the holding said in a statement last week.  The Kremlin has chosen unpopular frequencies for 5G rollout to drive home-made infrastructure development and could enforce the use of domestically produced servers only. According to...
Russian company Medplant, a resident of the Moscow Special Economic Zone, has come up with a unique portable device that monitors the condition on artificial ventilation, TASS reports. The device can be used both in medical facilities and in the field, according to the Moscow Department of Investment and Industrial...
The total volume of written cyber insurance premium in Russia does not exceed several million dollars, but may increase several times in the coming years, according to experts interviewed by TASS. "Many insurance companies are getting accustomed with this market because there is not enough statistics, there is no infrastructure...
Chinese smartphone manufacturers, as well as U.S.-based tech giant Apple that has production facilities in China, have delayed the supply of their products to Russia for two weeks because, amid a prolonged New Year vacations in Chinese factories due to the coronavirus outbreak, Kommersant reports.   A multiple-week delay may create...
A Russian court was set to hear a legal challenge to Moscow's rollout of facial recognition technology on Friday over privacy fears, RNS reports. The Russian state awarded a software contract last month to undertake the biggest surveillance project so far in the capital of Moscow. Moscow has stepped up its...
Swiss-based ProtonMail has been blocked by the Russian government in efforts to halt a prolonged series of anonymous bomb threats, Russia’s telecommunications watchdog Roskomnadzor said Wednesday, according to Silver.ru. The FSB security service said Russia acted against Geneva-based ProtonMail after blocking another social network, Netherlands-based Smartmail, for the same reason...