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More platform players reject Russian aggression, stop sales there

Game publishers such as Epic Games, Ubisoft, Take-Two and Activision-Blizzard are joining the boycott of Russia by pausing the sale of games in the country.

Facebook is Meta

Facebook owner Meta will block access to Russia’s RT, Sputnik in EU

Meta Platforms Inc, parent company of Facebook, will restrict access to Russian state media outlets RT and Sputnik on its platforms across the European Union, the company’s h...

Netflix Streaming app

Netflix will not add state-run channels to Russian service

Netflix Inc has said that in the current circumstances it has no plans to add state-run channels to its Russian service, despite a regulation that would require the streaming servi...

Wise IPO

Payments companies Wise, Remitly suspend money transfer businesses in Russia

Cross-border payments company Wise and remittance processor Remitly have suspended their money transfer services in Russia, following new sanctions over the weekend against the cou...

Platform News: TikTok office building in the US

Russia tells TikTok not to recommend military content to minors

Russia’s communications regulator has demanded TikTok stop including military-related content in recommended posts for minors, in an announcement shared in its official Teleg...

Meta Platforms - Facebook

Meta says Ukraine’s military, politicians targeted in hacking campaign

Meta has said a hacking group used Facebook to target a handful of public figures in Ukraine, including prominent military officials, politicians and a journalist, amid Russia̵...

Security

The new US export rules designed to freeze Russian tech

The United States has restricted exports to Russia of a broad set of US-made products as well as foreign-produced goods built with US technology, following the invasion of Ukraine.

Platform News: Facebook usage

Facebook letting users in Ukraine lock their social profiles for security

Meta Platforms Inc, which owns Facebook, has set up a special operations centre to monitor the conflict in Ukraine, and it launched a feature so users in the country can lock their...

Platform News: State backed hackers, cyber crime and cyber security

Ukraine calls on hacker underground to defend against Russia

The government of Ukraine is asking for volunteers from the country’s hacker underground to help protect critical infrastructure and conduct cyber spying missions against Rus...

Crypto News: Coinbase

Crypto exchange Coinbase’s trading volumes surge on retail interest

Leading cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase Global Inc has reported a surge in quarterly trading volumes on a sequential basis as volatility in prices drew in retail traders, but warn...

Platform News: Twitter App

Twitter says it mistakenly took down accounts posting on Russian military

Twitter has said it had mistakenly suspended around a dozen accounts that were posting about Russian military movements, and said the action was not due to a coordinated bot campai...

FBI

FBI to form digital currency unit, Justice Dept taps new crypto czar

The US Justice Department has tapped a seasoned computer crimes prosecutor to lead its new national cryptocurrency enforcement team and announced that the FBI is launching a unit f...

Platform Industry: Bitcoin and digital currencies

Bitcoin runs into Russian rules and regiments

Bristling tensions and looming laws in Europe could offer clues to two questions: Can bitcoin be a safe-haven asset? And can Russia emerge as a crypto superpower?

Security

Japan eyes tighter curbs to counter cyberattacks

Japan will consider imposing tighter curbs on companies in security-sensitive sectors that procure overseas software as part of efforts to ramp up steps to counter cyberattacks, ac...

Platform News: Binance

Binance hopes Russia will help regional growth

Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, wants to expand in Russia and neighbouring states where it sees prospects for new regulations that will boost its busine...

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