Posts tagged as: Russia

Twitter Bans Russia Today and Sputnik Ads

Twitter is banning two of Russia’s biggest media outlets, Russia Today (RT) and Sputnik,  from buying advertising amid fears they attempted to interfere with the 2016 US election. Twitter promises more ad transparency moving forward. US authorities say both act as “a platform for Kremlin messaging”. Twitter said: “We did not come to this decision lightly, […]

Facebook Hands Over Russia-Linked Misinformation Campaign Ads to Congress

  Facebook will give copies of more than 3,000 adverts it says were bought in Russia around the time of the US presidential election to US investigators on Monday. The technology giant also said it would share at whom the adverts had been targeted and how much they had cost. Google is also reported to […]

Russia Bans LinkedIn

Russian Internet service providers (ISPs) have been ordered to block public access to LinkedIn following a court ruling that found the social network guilty of violating data laws. Russian law, as reported by Reuters, requires websites that store citizens’ personal data to do so on local servers. But the US-based business network—which boasts more than […]

SEC Joins German Investigation of Ford Port Bribery Allegation

The United States’ securities watchdog is helping German prosecutors to investigate the alleged payment of bribes by Ford Motor to speed the passage of containers through Russian customs, a Ford source said. Ford and Schenker, the freight business of state-owned German rail company Deutsche Bahn, have been under investigation in Germany since 2013 over suspected […]

Google Closing Engineering Office in Russia Due to Changes in the Law

A Google engineering office located in Russia is reportedly closing, in the wake of changes to the law concerning user data. According to the Wall Street Journal, the search giant is going to be pulling out just the engineering office, with a large contingent of employees working on sales, business partnerships, user support, marketing, and […]

HP Pleads Guilty to Felony Bribery Charges

Hewlett Packard has pleaded guilty to international bribery charges, as part of a plea arrangement it had previously negotiated. As part of the deal. the company’s Russian subsidiary has admitted to charges that it violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in a transaction arranged with Russia’s top prosecutorial office. The company will pay an additional […]

Russia wants Apple, SAP to Give Access to Their Source Code to Fight Spying

The Russian government has proposed that two Western companies, Apple and SAP, grant access to their source code so it can determine whether or not products are tools for spying on state organizations and/or the public, Reuters reports. Russia’s communications minister, Nikolai Nikiforov, is said to have made the request when he met last week […]

Gmail Now Allows Attachment up to 10GB Via Google Drive – Better Mapping for 45 Cities in Russia

Google has made a pair of significant tweaks to its online services. Gmail, notably, now allows users to attach up to 10GB to an email via Google Drive, versus the 25MB the service normally allows. This has some limitations however; people must, for instance, opt into the new Compose function, and recipients with dedicated email […]

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