Friday, 14.12.2018
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...
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...
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...
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...
Automated Twitter accounts from Russia retweeted Donald Trump’s @realDonaldTrump posts 470,000 times, accounting for just more than 4% of the re-tweets he received from September 1 to November 15, 2016, the company said in documents posted Friday by the Senate Judiciary Committee. Hillary Clinton's account got less than 50,000 retweets...
The Russian Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology, and Mass Media (Roskomnadzor) will not block access to YouTube, the Head of the department Alexander Zharov said. YouTube refused the watchdog’s request to delete a video of an investigation by opposition leader Alexey Navalny which contained accusations of corruption...
More than half a million PCs in Russia, Ukraine and Turkey came under attack from a new strain of malware attacking their Windows systems last week, Cointelegraph reported. This was an attack carried out by a cryptocurrency miner using the malware that spread rapidly to over 500,000 computers in...
Three top Facebook executives described In separate posts on Tuesday the company's latest efforts to protect the integrity of elections around the world by removing accounts, ads and other content generated by the Russia-based Internet Research Agency (IRA), The New York Times reported. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrote in a blog...
Russia's first boutique for buying crypto mining hardware, mainly ASCI miners from Chinese crypto mining giant Bitmain, has opened in Russia's second-largest city and its culture capital, Saint Petersburg, Bitcoinist reported. The Crypto Universe company, which is a member of the Russian Association of Cryptocurrency and Blockchain (RACIB), sells ASCI hardware...