Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Russia’s decision to let China’s Huawei lead an ambitious project to implement 5G technology in the country is a show of solidarity with Beijing against the U.S., but also shows a drive to bring ultra high-speed internet to Russian tech users, analysts told AFP. The Chinese telecoms giant was banned from the U.S....
One of Russia’s richest men, Norilsk Nickel’s billionaire chief Vladimir Potanin, is planning several digital platforms, including using crypto tokens for trading palladium, Bloomberg reported. Nornickel, the world’s top palladium producer, is in talks with Swiss authorities about issuing tokens by its Switzerland-based palladium fund, and may eventually expand the concept...
Online messaging service Viber has refused to provide codes needed to read users’ electronic messages to Russia’s Federal Security Service, or the FSB, RBC business daily says. Viber Media S.a.r.I., a subsidiary of Japan’s Rakuten, which owns one of the most popular messengers in Russia, is ready to cooperate...
Individuals and companies are increasingly trying to smuggle technology related to weapons and spy equipment out of the United States, The New York Times reports. According to the newspaper, the rate of recent attempts to ship those technologies to foreign adversaries, surpass similar attempts in the Cold War-era. In a recent case, a...
Facebook has told British MPs it has found no new evidence of adverts from Russian-linked accounts targeting voters in the Brexit campaign, Bloomberg reports. After it was asked by lawmakers to probe into the matter more deeply, the company used the same method that uncovered Russian meddling in the 2016...
Russia’s Roscosmos has announced plans to support long-term lunar missions by 3D printing structures made from on-site material, Newsweek writes. The space corporation’s declaration adds to plans made by NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) that also intend to use Lunar or Martian regolith, which is the dusty layer...
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...
Several Moscow private security companies have added a new service to their portfolio, offering protection services for offline cryptocurrency traders, Bitcoin.com reported. The traders often close deals involving cryptocurrency transfers via mobile, cash transfers or hard wallets on the streets. In some instances, traders have lost fiat or virtual funds when...
The United States is trying to catch up with Russia in developing hypersonic weapons, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said at the Reagan National Defense Forum, TASS reported. "We took a pause on these technologies some years ago, when we had a clear lead. And what we are doing now, we...
A three-man crew consisting of two NASA astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut are on their way to the International Space Station (ISS), Space.com reported. A Russian Soyuz spacecraft launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Wednesday has taken Americans Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold and Russian Oleg Artemyev to the...