Tag: Russia

Facebook Aimed to Conceal Russian Meddling, Report Claims

Facebook misled the public about its knowledge of Russian hackers’ use of the powerful platform to meddle in the 2016 US presidential election, a New York Times investigation reported Thursday. It also said Facebook has at times smeared critics as anti-Semitic or tried to link activists to billionaire investor George Soros, and tried to shift public anger […]

Yandex, Russia’s Biggest Internet Search Engine, Trumpets Fastest Growth in 6 Years

Russia’s biggest Internet search engine Yandex has registered its fastest growth in six years, it said on Monday as the company raised its 2018 revenue forecast, lifting its share price by almost 8 percent. The company, which competes with Google and Mail.Ru, said it expects 2018 revenue to grow by 35-38 percent in rouble terms, up from a previous forecast […]

Kaspersky to Transfer Infrastructure Out of Russia Into Switzerland

Russian anti-virus software firm Kaspersky Lab, which is suspected by US authorities of helping the Kremlin’s espionage efforts, said Tuesday it was moving its core infrastructure and operations to Switzerland. The transfer “includes customer data storage and processing for most regions, as well as software assembly, including threat detection updates,” said Kaspersky, whose software protects […]

Telegram Ban in Russia Once Again Protested on Moscow Streets

Hundreds of people rallied in Moscow on Sunday to demand the unblocking of the Telegram app, the second protest in the Russian capital since the authorities blocked the popular messaging service last month. Demonstrators chanted anti-government slogans and brandished signs carrying messages against internet censorship. Some tossed paper planes in the air, symbolising Telegram’s logo. […]