Thursday, October 17, 2019
Russian social network VKontakte (VK), known as Russia’s version of Facebook, wants to create a cryptocurrency that all its users can implement, RNS reports. According to the news website, an unspecified person familiar with the company’s plans said that the project involves the creation of individual cryptocurrency accounts for...
Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the development of a national strategy in the field of artificial intelligence in June this year, according to the list of instructions published on Wednesday, TASS news agency reports. The tasks were published on the Kremlin’s official website following Putin’s State of the Nation...
The Russian New Mining Company, a well-known business offering industrial scale crypto mining solutions and opportunities, is working on a serious investment and the installing of thousands of mining units in a new farm, BEG reported. Local companies are also participating in the project worth a billion Norwegian kroner (around...
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...
One of the world's leading laboratories and technological centers, U.S.-based AGQ Labs, has announced it has signed a licensing agreement with Compas Ltd. in Russia, opening the doors to a gigantic market with a desire to professionalize and improve the quality of its products, the company said in a...
Russia’s 5G networks will cover 80 per cent of its population and support one in five of the country’s mobile connections by 2025, GSMA Intelligence (GSMAi) predicted in a report published last week, according to AP. The report, titled Mobile Economy: Russia and CIS 2018, released to coincide with the first...
Russian agents use Facebook, Twitter, and other social media tools to spread propaganda and try to turn U.S. public opinion against domestic energy production, House Republicans said in a report released Thursday. According to Bloomberg, the report found that between 2015 and 2017, “an estimated 9,097 Russian posts or tweets...
Russia’s RT television network is going off the air in the Washington, D.C., area, one of the channel’s most coveted markets in the United States, Bloomberg reported. The pro-Kremlin English language news channel, described by U.S. intelligence agencies as part of Moscow’s “state-run propaganda machine,” will still be available via satellite,...
Czech Republic’s Constitutional Court suspended the process of extraditing a Russian citizen suspected in hacking attacks, Yevgeniy Nikulin, detained at the request of U.S. special services. The court decision was made after considering the appeal filed by Russian lawyers in February 2018, Izvestya reports. "Prague can refuse extradition not only...