Tuesday, 23.04.2019
Experts say Russia is planning the next step in making the country independent from the West, at least in cyberspace: Moscow wants to install its own root servers, IEEE Spectrum reported. Last November, news emerged that Russian president Vladimir Putin had approved a plan to create an independent Internet by 1...
The Russian Ministry of Labor has updated the expenses, income and property declaration guidelines for the Russian government employees and has included a point about cryptocurrencies. According to the latest updates, government employees are not obliged to declare any virtual currencies they obtained. The changes that have been made...
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...
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...
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...
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...
The United States has accused the Russian military of launching "the most destructive and costly cyber-attack in history" last year, The BBC reports. The statement by White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders came only hours after the United Kingdom stated similar accusations. The cyber attack, dubbed 'NotPetya,' spread worldwide, causing billions of...
U.S. President Donald Trump has signed controversial orders imposing heavy tariffs on steel and aluminum - but some countries will be spared, The Wall Street Journal reported. Trump launched the global tariffs on steel and aluminum while signaling even more aggressive pressure on trading partners to come, especially against China. In...
A Russian-made drone being tested for package delivery by Russia's postal service crashed into a building just seconds after making its debut, Reuters reports. The drone, which was being tested in the Siberian city of Ulan-Ude, is part of an effort announced two years ago by the national mail and parcel...
Russia’s S7 is among a few air carriers in the world to start implementing blockchain technology, Vedomosti reports, citing a manager in a big European aviation company and an employer of International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) Russian office. In July 2017, the S7 Group together with Alfa-Bank carried out the first...