Russia

Yandex Delivery

Yandex to launch e-grocery delivery in Paris then London

Yandex is set to launch its online grocery delivery in Paris in the second quarter of this year, the company said on Friday, after strong demand in Russia during the ongoing COVID-...

SolarWinds

White House blames Russian spy agency SVR for SolarWinds hack

The Biden-Harris White House has said in a statement that Russia’s foreign intelligence service, known as the SVR, was responsible for the SolarWinds hack, which led to the c...

Moscow Skyline

Russian central bank considers digital rouble in 2023

The Russian central bank is considering limiting future transactions with a digital rouble to smooth the impact of its implementation, planned for 2023, Deputy Governor Alexei Zabo...

Platform News: Zoom communications logo

Russian lawmaker floats idea of Zoom ban after it halts sales to state institutions

A lawmaker from Russia’s ruling party floated the idea of banning Zoom after the video conferencing company reportedly told its distributors to stop selling subscriptions to ...

Platform News: Russia and Twitter

Russia extends punitive Twitter slowdown until mid-May

Russia has said it would extend a punitive slowdown of Twitter until May 15, though it acknowledged the US social media company had speeded up deletion of what Moscow calls banned ...

Platform Industry: Hackers and cyber security

New wave of ‘hacktivism’ adds twist to cybersecurity woes

At a time when US agencies and thousands of companies are fighting off major hacking campaigns originating in Russia and China, a different kind of cyber threat is re-emerging: act...

Platform News: Russia and Twitter

Russia chides Twitter for slow deletion of banned content

Russia’s communications watchdog accused Twitter on Tuesday of deleting banned content too slowly in the latest dispute between a major government and Big Tech.

Platform News: Software titan Microsoft building

Microsoft could reap more than $150 million in new US cyber spending

Microsoft stands to receive nearly a quarter of COVID relief funds destined for US cybersecurity defenders, sources told journalists, angering some lawmakers who don’t want t...

SolarWinds

US government to respond to SolarWinds hackers in weeks

The Biden White House will respond “in weeks, not months” to the perpetrators of the SolarWinds hack, who used the US tech company as a springboard to compromise a raft...

European Union

European Union: Germany is main target of Russian disinformation

Germany is the top target of Russian disinformation campaigns in the EU, a report said, as ties between Moscow and the West hit new lows over the poisoning and jailing of Kremlin c...

Platform News: Facebook

Russia rebukes Facebook for blocking some media posts

Russia has accused Facebook of violating its citizens’ rights by blocking some media outlets’ content in the latest standoff between a government and the ‘Big Tec...

Platform News: Twitter App

Russia accuses Twitter of breaking law by failing to delete content

Russia’s communications regulator has accused Twitter of violating Russian law, saying the social media platform had not complied with some of its requests to delete banned c...

Platform News: Social media Twitter button

Twitter removes accounts it says are linked to Russia, Armenia and Iran

Twitter has stated that it has taken down some 373 accounts which it said had ties to Armenia, Russia and Iranian governments and had breached its platform manipulation policies.

Platform News: Facebook the smartphone app in-front of monitors

Elon Musk’s invitation to chat with Putin online? ‘Very interesting,’ says Kremlin

An invitation from SpaceX Chief Executive Elon Musk for Russian President Vladimir Putin to join him for a chat on a social networking app? “Very interesting,” the Krem...

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