Sunday, June 23, 2019
Major internet companies Google, Facebook and Twitter gave evidence to British lawmakers during a hearing on “fake news” in Washington D.C. on Thursday, The Guardian reported. The UK’s Digital, Media, Culture, and Sport Committee took the unusual step on traveling to the U.S. to hold the hearing, which was designed to...
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...
Russia's top court has ruled on Tuesday that the Telegram messaging app can be forced to provide user data to security services, AP reports. Supreme Court Judge Alla Nazarova rejected an appeal filed by Telegram, objecting to Russia’s Federal Security Services (FSB) obtaining the encryption keys to its platform. As a...
Russian hacker group Fancy Bear targeted at least 15 U.S. scientists and employees in aviation companies working specifically on drone technology, The Associated Press (AP) reports. Fancy Bear is the largest group of weapons specialists identified as targets of the cyber spy group, as part of a broad hacking attempt aimed...
Russia’s state-owned lender Sberbank and San Francisco-based accelerator 500 Startups have chosen the first 30 promising Russian IT startups as part of a partnership between the two companies, VC.ru reported. The accelerator program, a first for Russia, was announced in early September. It is inviting applications from startups in a...
Margarita Simonyan, the head of Russian television channel RT, which is alleged to have taken part in the campaign to influence last year's U.S. presidential election, says that having to register as a foreign agent in the United States is already hurting the Kremlin-funded outlet. “RT has been shut out...
The U.S. Coast Guard is “seriously underfunded” and lacks the heavy icebreaker fleet that Russia and possibly China might deploy to dominate polar sea lanes, Democratic Congressman from California John Garamendi told the U.S. state’s maritime executives, according to the American Journal of Transportation. The Coast Guard has only one...
Telegram has created the first service for its future TON (Telegram Open Network) platform and tested it in closed mode, two people close to the company told Vedomosti. The company’s innovation - Telegram Passport will make it possible to identify Telegram users - all necessary documents and data will need...
Russia’s biggest bank, Sberbank, and the government of Luxembourg are going to help Russian high-tech firms to get established in European Union markets under an agreement signed on Friday, Emerging Markets reports. The agreement applies to high-tech firms that are members of Sberbank Group, which brings together more than...
As Russia prepares to issue hard-and-fast regulations on cryptocurrency, ICOs and more, a new research by the Bank of Russia said that the “risks” associated with them would only increase should the industry greatly expand, CoinGeek reported. “Regardless of their high volatility, at present crypto assets do not constitute a...