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Russia introduces new 100 rouble bill - but you can't get it from ATMs or to pay with it
Russia introduces new 100 rouble bill - but you can't get it from ATMs or to pay with it
Russia introduced a new 100 rouble bill, but can't update the country's ATMs or cash registers to support it. 01 Jul 2022
Russia warns Google over YouTube videos and notifications
Russia warns Google over YouTube videos and notifications
Roscomnadzor has warned Google to stop promoting 'illegal mass events' through YouTube as protesters target the government. 12 Aug 2019
FaceApp is a Russian app - Will it leak your data to Putin's administration?
FaceApp is a Russian app - Will it leak your data to Putin's administration?
Does the FaceApp send all your images and data to Russian authorities? Yes and no. 18 Jul 2019
Oops! Russia tries to block Telegram - blocks thousands of innocent addresses (and Telegram still works)
Oops! Russia tries to block Telegram - blocks thousands of innocent addresses (and Telegram still works)
Russia is trying to shut down popular messaging platform Telegram by blocking its IP addresses. 18 Apr 2018
Google fined $6.8 million in Russia over antitrust violations
Google fined $6.8 million in Russia over antitrust violations
Russian officials have fined search giant Google $6.8 million over antitrust violations. 12 Aug 2016 - 3 comments
Google loses anti-monopoly appeal in Russia
Google loses anti-monopoly appeal in Russia
Search giant Google has lost their anti-monopoly appeal in Russia over the bundling of Google apps with all Android phones and tablets. 16 Mar 2016
Russia wants Apple, Microsoft and Google to pay more taxes
Russia wants Apple, Microsoft and Google to pay more taxes
German Klimenko, Russian president Vladimir Putin's new Internet adviser, really wants Apple, Microsoft and Google to pay more taxes. 11 Feb 2016 - 1 comment
Apple products are back in Russia, but with significant price boost
Apple products are back in Russia, but with significant price boost
Last week, we reported that Apple shut down their Russian online store due to the extreme depreciation of the Russian currency, rubles. 24 Dec 2014
Google closes engineering office in Russia and relocates employees
Google closes engineering office in Russia and relocates employees
Google has begun shutting down its operations in Russia, closing out its engineering office and relocating employees. 12 Dec 2014
Report: Russian cybercriminals have stolen 1.2 billion usernames and passwords, 500 million email addresses
Report: Russian cybercriminals have stolen 1.2 billion usernames and passwords, 500 million email addresses
U.S.-based security firm Hold Security has claimed today that a group of Russian cybercriminals have been quietly stealing and accumulating the most Internet login credentials in the history of the world. 06 Aug 2014 - 2 comments
Samsung's Tizen smartphone gets delayed, again
Samsung's Tizen smartphone gets delayed, again
Last month, Samsung's head of Tizen, JD Choi, announced proudly that their first smartphone running the OS would be ready for sale in Russia in the Q3. 13 Jul 2014
Russia unveils 'social services' Sputnik search engine to rival Google, Yandex
Russia unveils 'social services' Sputnik search engine to rival Google, Yandex
The Russian government-backed national telecom Rostelecom has debuted its new search engine, Sputnik.ru, in efforts to rival Google and other major players in the industry. 23 May 2014
Russian social network VK sued by labels for piracy on a major scale
Russian social network VK sued by labels for piracy on a major scale
Sony Music, Universal Music and Warner Music have filed suit against major Russian social network vKontakte over large scale music piracy being facilitated through its services. 05 Apr 2014 - 3 comments
Russia bans Bitcoins
Russia bans Bitcoins
While you were probably distracted by the start of the Sochi Winter Olympics in the nation, the Russian Prosecutor General’s office has quietly released a statement banning the Bitcoin digital currency in the nation. 09 Feb 2014 - 5 comments
Russian teen was author of malware behind Target, Neiman Marcus, other attacks
Russian teen was author of malware behind Target, Neiman Marcus, other attacks
According to security firm IntelCrawler, a Russian teenager was the author of the malware that was used in attacks on Target, Neiman Marcus and other retailers 20 Jan 2014 - 8 comments
YouTube fails in challenge to Russian censorship law
YouTube fails in challenge to Russian censorship law
Google has failed in a test case challenging a YouTube video removal under Russian laws on Internet content. 07 May 2013 - 3 comments
Amazon expanding to Russia
Amazon expanding to Russia
E-tailer sees big play in Asia 21 Apr 2013
Google appeals YouTube video ban in Russia
Google appeals YouTube video ban in Russia
Google is challenging the inclusion of a YouTube video on a Russian blacklist, meaning it is to be blocked by ISPs in the country. 15 Feb 2013
U.S. and Russia to team up to fight IP violations
U.S. and Russia to team up to fight IP violations
The United States and Russia have signed a new agreement that will have the two countries joining up to fight against IP (intellectual property) violations. ...... 23 Dec 2012 - 5 comments
Christians slam Apple logo's blasphemy!
Christians slam Apple logo's blasphemy!
Some Christians in Russia are taking offence to Apple's iconic company logo, asserting that the artwork is a symbol of sin. 22 Oct 2012 - 16 comments
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