Russia

Russian President Putin

Putin says crypto currencies too unstable to be used for oil contracts

Russian President Vladimir Putin said that crypto currencies were too unstable to be used to settle oil contracts but that they still deserved a place as a means of payment.

Yango - Delivery app

London’s newest online grocery delivery app comes from Russia with love

Russia’s biggest internet company dispatched its yellow-shirted moped riders to deliver groceries across London, the latest newcomer to launch in a crowded sector that is for...

Platform News: Telegram, the popular messaging app from Russia

Telegram says over 70 million new users joined during Facebook outage

Messaging app Telegram gained over 70 million new users during the latest Facebook outage, its founder Pavel Durov has said, as people worldwide were left without key messaging ser...

Facebook

Russian regulator: Facebook could face hefty fine over banned content

Russian authorities have warned social media giant Facebook it faces a fine of up to 10% of its annual turnover in the country unless it deletes content Moscow deems illegal.

Platform News: YouTube video streaming on a desktop computer

Russia threatens to block YouTube, Kremlin urges ‘zero tolerance’

Russia has threatened to block YouTube and the Kremlin called for “zero tolerance” towards the video hosting giant after it removed Russian state-backed broadcaster RT&...

Platform News: Russia and Twitter

Russia fines Facebook, Twitter for not deleting banned content

A Russian court has said it had fined US social media companies Facebook and Twitter for failing to delete content that Moscow deems illegal, part of a wider crackdown by Russia on...

Platform Industry: Google search engine

Russia fines Google for not deleting banned content

A Moscow court has fined Google a total of 14 million roubles (approximately $190,398) for violating Russian rules on banned content, the penalty coming amid a wider stand-off betw...

Platform News: Facebook

Facebook removes Russian network that targeted influencers to peddle anti-vax messages

Facebook said on Tuesday it had removed a network of accounts from Russia that it linked to a marketing firm which aimed to enlist influencers to push anti-vaccine content about th...

Platform Industry: Sleepy Joe Biden talking to a small room of activists

President Biden: If US has ‘real shooting war’ it could be result of cyber attacks

Joe Biden has warned that if the US ended up in a “real shooting war” with a “major power” it could be the result of a significant cyber attack on the count...

McDonalds

McDonald’s creates new unit to focus on global digital app

McDonald’s Corp is bringing its digital, data analytics, marketing, restaurant development and operations segments into one unit as it focuses on driving growth through its g...

Platform News: Social media titan, Facebook

Russia fines Facebook and Twitter for failing to delete content

A Russian court fined US social media firms Facebook and Twitter for failing to delete illegal content, the latest salvo in a standoff between Russia and Big Tech.

Platform Industry: Hackers and cyber security

Biden orders probe of latest ransomware attack

President Biden has said he has directed US intelligence agencies to investigate who was behind a sophisticated ransomware attack that hit hundreds of American businesses and led t...

Platform Economy: SEC

US SEC probing SolarWinds clients over cyber breach disclosures

The US Securities and Exchange Commission has opened a probe into last year’s SolarWinds cyber breach, focusing on whether some companies failed to disclose that they had bee...

US Commerce Secretary

US officials up pressure on firms, foreign adversaries over cyberattacks

US officials have ratcheted up pressure on companies and foreign adversaries to fight cybercriminals, and said President Biden is considering all options, including a military resp...

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