Thursday, October 17, 2019
A Russian AI-powered selfie-editing app that has been having a viral moment lately has become the center of a controversy after being called out over privacy concerns, TechCrunch reports. FaceApp uses neural networks and artificial intelligence to add a few years and creates a pretty compelling version of the user’s...
Russia’s Association of Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain (RACIB) has created a registry consisting of whitelisted companies that deal in cryptocurrency related products and services, Bitcoin News reports. The registry includes firms in areas like crypto mining, investment, marketing, and initial coin offerings (ICOs). The Association noted that since the beginning of...
The family of a former Russian first deputy prime minister owns a Dubai villa worth about $8 million, according to a private database of the emirate’s real estate, an investigation by the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) reveals. According to the report, relatives of Igor Shuvalov, who...
Turkey has everything it needs to be on the space powers list and Russia is willing to help Ankara realize its interests in space, the head of the Russian space agency Roscosmos Dmitry Rogozin said. In an interview with Anadolu Agency, Rogozin said Russia was ready to help Turkey...
Cybercriminal experts have discovered a phishing operation designed to infect victims with a malicious backdoor, using command-and-control domains that intentionally spoofed the real-life domains of various Russian critical infrastructure firms, experts at U.S. software company Cylance have revealed in a blog post. At first glance, the campaign’s focus on critical infrastructure...
Russia’s state-owned defense and technology conglomerate Rostec will make its first international offering of naval air and missile defense systems, as well as new small arms targeting the Middle Eastern market at this year’s IDEX show in the United Arab Emirates, Defense News reports. Rostec’s presence at the International Defence...
The United States Federal Acquisition Regulation Council (FAR) has finalized a rule prohibiting government agencies from using Kaspersky Lab’s products, Vedomosti writes. The rule took effect on September 10, when a temporary ban introduced on October 1, 2018, has become permanent. The Russian multinational cybersecurity and anti-virus provider began to...
Russia’s largest mobile network operator, MTS, has teamed up with Chinese tech giant Huawei for a 5G pilot scheme in Moscow, RT reports. The pilot project also covers the island town on Kronshtadt near St Petersburg, where for the first time the super-fast network will cover almost the entire town,...
Russian President Vladimir Putin said he "couldn't care less" if Russian citizens sought to meddle in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, insisting that the Kremlin had nothing to do with the efforts. "Why have you decided the Russian authorities, myself included, gave anybody permission to do this?" Putin asked in...
One of Russia’s richest men, billionaire businessman Alexey Mordashov, will split his sanctions-hit power engineering business, Power Machines, into four companies as part of a new strategy, Reuters reports. Mordashov’s company, Power Machines which spans engineering and manufacturing equipment for thermal, nuclear and hydropower plants, was hit by U.S....