Saturday, March 28, 2020
Russian Space Systems, part of state-run space corporation Roscosmos, plans to present a new service that will offer paid access to satellite geodata to private companies and citizens in the near future, Izvestia reports.  According to the company, customers will be able to receive pictures and analytical reports on construction...
Russia on Monday carried out tests on its ‘sovereign internet’ to ensure the "security” of the infrastructure in case of a foreign cyberattack, NDTV reported. Internet activists have warned the move could also tighten censorship and lead to online isolation. A controversial law that allows the country to cut internet traffic from...
Russian cybersecurity company Kaspersky has decided to comply with controversial government legislation on Internet freedoms, watchdog group Roskomsvoboda said, according to TechCo.  Users of the Kaspersky Secure Connection VPN say they have been denied access to websites blacklisted by the state communications regulator, Roskomnadzor. Roskomsvoboda, an organization that monitors online censorship...
An alleged Russian hacker wanted by both Washington and Moscow has been extradited to the United States, Reuters reported. Yevgeny Nikulin is accused of hacking big Internet companies including LinkedIn and Dropbox in 2012 and 2013. In the United States, he faces up to 30 years in prison if convicted on...
Russia’s Arctic part may become a big data hub for international companies, an expert of the Project Office for Arctic Development, Academician Alexander Vorotnikov told TASS. During his yearly national Q&A session on June 15, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin said the country’s future depends on the development of the digital...
Chinese telecom company Huawei is seeking alternatives to keep its smartphones working after U.S. tech giant Google cut the company off its Android operating system, a source close to negotiations between Huawei and the Russian government told TASS news agency. Last month, the Trump administration banned Google and a number...
A San Francisco court postponed the bail hearing of suspected Russian hacker Yevgeniy Nikulin, after prosecutors said he tried to escape, Bloomberg reported. Nikulin was extradited from the Czech Republic at the request of the U.S. a few days ago, after a long legal battle and a row with...
Russia is in talks with Chinese tech giant Huawei on installing the Russian Aurora operating system (OS) on its tablets to conduct the country’s population census next year, sources told Reuters on Monday. "This is a pilot project. We see it as the first stage of launching the Russian OS on Huawei...
In a new setback for Russia’s space program, an unmanned spacecraft carrying Russia's first humanoid robot, Fyodor, to be sent into orbit failed to dock at the International Space Station (ISS) on Saturday, AFP reported citing a NASA statement. "Russian cosmonauts issued a command to abort the automated approach of...
The founder of cybersecurity company Kaspersky Lab, programmer and entrepreneur Yevgeny Kaspersky, is a leader in his field and can certainly serve as an example of the country’s tech pioneers, Russian President Vladimir Putin told TASS in an interview published Wednesday. "We have Kaspersky. I believe that he is really good...