Friday, 14.12.2018
Russia has threatened to shut down YouTube and Instagram unless they agree to remove a video accusing the deputy prime minister Sergei Prikhodko of corruption, The New York Times reports. On Saturday, the government’s media and telecommunications watchdog agency, known as Roskomnadzor, ordered YouTube to remove seven videos and ordered Instagram...
Russian authorities have blocked access nearly 300 Google IP addresses in the country on Thursday, in an attempt to shut down encrypted messenger application Zello, Vedomosti reported. Last month, Russia's telecoms watchdog told ISPs to block 15 million IP addresses to shut down the encrypted chat app Zello. Most of those...
Russia could be left outside a global satellite network for mobile internet planned by U.S.-based company OneWeb, Vedomosti reports. The plan to bring Internet access to remote parts of the country is opposed by Russia’s Federal Security Agency (FSB) because it says the project could be used to gather intelligence and...
One of the world’s leading cryptocurrency exchanges, Singapore’s Huobi Group, has announced its official opening of Huobi's first Russian office in Moscow at an invitation-only event on Thusday, the company said in a statement. Huobi Russia is a local exchange supported by Huobi Cloud, the company's regional exchange partnership program, in partnership...
Cyber attacks cost the United States between $57 billion and $109 billion in 2016, a White House report said Friday, warning of a "spillover" effect for the broader economy if the situation worsens. According to Engadget, the report by the White House Council of Economic Advisers sought to quantify what...
The Russian government’s Analytical Center and the Digital Development and Mass Communications Ministry have drafted a “Digital Economy” initiative that would reduce the share of Russian domestic Internet traffic routed through foreign servers to less than five percent by 2024. According to Kommersant business daily, the program calls for the introduction of...
Information technology park Dubai Internet City (DIC) has signed an agreement with the Russian Export Centre (REC) to launch the first Russian Centre for Digital Innovations and Information and Communication Technologies outside of Russia in Dubai, Aviamost reports. The center, which will encompass of a space of over 20,000 square...
Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that the people indicted by the United States for election meddling didn't act on behalf of his government, and insisted that Moscow will "never" extradite any of them, The Associated Press reports. Putin's comments in an NBC News interview partially aired on March 4 comes after...
An American broadcasting company based in Florida is suing the Department of Justice for requiring that the media company register as a foreign agent under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), according to Newsweek. RM Broadcasting LLC, a company operating out of Jupiter, Florida, is required to sign up as...
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...