Telegram Block Begins in Russia, Says Regulator Roskomnadzor

Russia’s state telecommunications regulator said on Monday it had begun blocking access to messenger service Telegram after the service’s owner refused to comply with an order to give Russian state security access to users’ secret messages. The watchdog, Roskomnadzor, said in a statement on its website that it had sent telecoms operators a notification about blocking access […]

Xiaomi Becomes Fifth Largest Smartphone Brand in Russia: Counterpoint

Chinese smartphone player Xiaomi has become the fifth largest smartphone brand in Russia during Q3 2017, according to the latest research from Counterpoint’s Market Monitor service. “Xiaomi grew by 325 percent YoY and was the fastest growing smartphone brand in Russia in both online as well as offline sales,” the Associate Director at Counterpoint Research (Counterpoint Technology […]

Samsung Galaxy S8+ with 6GB/128GB memory now available in Brazil and Russia

The Samsung Galaxy S8+ variant that has 6GB RAM and 128GB internal memory is now available for purchase in Brazil and Russia. Available color options are limited to Midnight Black. In Brazil, where the model is locally manufactured, carries a price tag of BRL 4,799. This currently translates into around $1,500. Things look better in Russia, […]

Russia Detains Nine ‘Hackers’ Over $17 Million Bank Thefts

Russia Detains Nine ‘Hackers’ Over $17 Million Bank Thefts Russia has detained nine people alleged to be part of a cybercrime ring accused of stealing some $17 million dollars from bank accounts, the interior ministry said Wednesday. The detentions followed a nationwide manhunt. The FSB security agency launched a major operation last year against the […]

Russia Asks Apple, Google to Remove LinkedIn From App Stores

Russia Asks Apple, Google to Remove LinkedIn From App Stores Accusing LinkedIn of flouting local laws that require Internet firms to store data on citizens within the nations borders, the Russian authorities have asked Apple and Google to remove the professional networking site app from their online stores. Recently, a Russian court blocked the Microsoft-owned […]

Samsung Pay Adds Russia, Malaysia and Thailand to Mobile Payment Service

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (KRX:005930) recently announced a new partnership with Russian bank Sberbank to bring its Samsung Pay service to three more countries: Russia, Malaysia and Thailand. The new partnership offers opportunities for small businesses here in the U.S. too. Samsung Pay Mobile Payment System Samsung Pay is a mobile payment system launched last […]

LinkedIn Becomes Locked Out in Russia

LinkedIn’s network just got a little smaller following a blocking order by a court that ruled that the social network had violated a law on data storage. Russia’s communications regulator Roskomnadzor ordered ISP’s to block LinkedIn (NYSE:LNKD) after a Moscow court upheld an earlier ruling that LinkedIn breached Russian privacy laws. Some ISP’s have already […]

Republicans reject reports Russia helped Donald Trump win election

The debate simmered as US media reported that ExxonMobil president and CEO Rex Tillerson—a businessman with ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin—is Trump’s likely pick for secretary of state. File photo: AP Washington: Republicans on Saturday rejected reports of a secret CIA assessment finding that Russia sought to tip the US presidential election in Donald […]

New Spyware Detected Targeting Firms in Russia, China: Symantec

A previously unknown group called “Strider” has been conducting cyber-espionage attacks against selected targets in Russia, China, Sweden, and Belgium, US-based computer security firm Symantec said on Monday. The group, which has been active since at least October 2011 and could have links to a national intelligence agency, has been using an advanced piece of […]

Euro 2016: French rebellion Squad prices towards England, Russia enthusiasts

French rebellion Police talks with a fan all through a brawl in Lille, at the sidelines of Euro 2016. © AFP HIGHLIGHTS 1 Police fired tear gasoline and baton charged England, Russia fanatics in Lille 2 Euro 2016 has been repeatedly suffered from fan violence three Russia already warned of disqualification in case of fan […]