Tuesday, 19.02.2019
As Russian lawmakers are fine-tuning legislation to isolate the country from the global internet into its own online network, RuNet, the Communications Ministry has proposed a 73-billion-ruble ($1.1 billion) infrastructure project to expand LTE Internet access to more than 100,000 “publicly significant facilities,” Kommersant reports. These facilities include election commissions,...
Russian authorities and major internet providers are planning to disconnect the country from the internet as part of a planned experiment, the BBC reported citing Russian media. The reason for the experiment is to gather insight and provide feedback and modifications to a proposed law introduced in the Russian Parliament...
U.S. tech giant Google has started censoring certain entries from its search results in Russia Wednesday in compliance with long-standing demands from authorities, business newspaper Vedomosti reports. Roskomnadzor, Russia’s media and telecommunications watchdog, recently fined Google $7,500 for failing to take down certain search results. New regulations that went into...
Russia’s ever-vigilant telecom watchdog Roskomnadzor has started off 2019 on the same ban-happy note it ended 2018. After blocking over 130,000 unauthorized online gambling domains last year, the watchdog blocked nearly 12,500 domains in January, putting the 2019 total on pace for a new record, Russian website Championat.com reported...
Russian security services could soon have access to the personal data of thousands of Apple users in Russia, following the U.S. tech giant’s decision to comply with Russian law and store user data on servers in the country, RBC reports. Russian media and communications watchdog Roskomnadzor has confirmed for...
Major Russian eSports company ESforce, acquired in early 2018 by Mail.ru Group, said it is sold one SK Gaming, one of its key assets, to German automotive giant Daimler and football club FC Köln (FC Cologne), Intellinews reports. The terms of the recent transaction were not disclosed, but Russian business...
Russia's space industry corporation Roscosmos is ready to design a new super-heavy-lift rocket launcher, its director Dmitry Rogozin has announced, according to Space Watch. Last week, Roscosmos posted photos from a meeting at the agency's leading research institute for machine-building (Tsniimash) near Moscow, where the announcement was made. A Roscosmos spokesperson...
StartRocket, a Russian tech start-up, is hoping to be the first company to turn the outer levels of the Earth’s atmosphere into a media buying space, ABC reports. The company has outlined plans to create a programmable display in the night sky, using a formation of tiny cube satellites orbiting...
While U.S.-based tech giant Google has about 90% of the global market share for internet search, it is lagging behind in Russia, where local tech conglomerate Yandex has captured 55% of the market, CNBC reports.   Yandex maintains its dominance due to its superior Russian language search capabilities, its wide...
Israeli-Russian entrepreneur Yuri Milner is cashing in a 10-figure return on China’s Xiaomi Corp., even after the phone maker’s epic decline since its initial public offering last year, Bloomberg reports. Milner’s Apoletto funds and his investors hold stakes in Xiaomi worth $1.8 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index....