Russia planning a Windows Rival

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The Russian government have now confirmed that they are planning on developing a national software system that will be based solely on the Linux operating system. The reasoning behind this move seems to be to...

Facebook identifies hacker

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We reported a few weeks ago that a hacker going by the handle 'Kirllos' had managed to acquire the credentials of 1.5 million Facebook accounts and was selling them at unbelievably low prices in certain...

HP suspected of bribery after Russian raid

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Hewlett-Packard's Moscow offices were raided by Russian investigators on Wednesday after a request from German authorities. German prosecutors suspect that HP executives paid €8 million ($10.9 million) to the office of the prosecutor general of...

Russia launches Final Satellites for its own GPS

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Russia has successfully launched a rocket, carrying the last three satellites to complete a navigation system to rival America's GPS, from Baikonur cosmodrome on the steppes of neighbouring Kazakhstan, where Russia rents the facility. The...

U.S. Consulate Web Site in Russia Breached

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On September 10, the Web site for the U.S. Consulate General in St. Petersburg, Russia, was broken into and was serving up malicious iFrames, according to Sophos security researchers. After trying to load a malicious...

Russia shuts down Allofmp3.com

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The music download website whose activities threatened to scupper Russia's entry into the World Trade Organisation (WTO) has been shut down. The site, Allofmp3.com, was quietly closed as the Kremlin sought to end criticism from...

HP to open Research Lab in Russia

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Hewlett-Packard is recruiting researchers to tackle fundamental problems in information management at a new laboratory (its third research facility in five years) in St. Petersburg, Russia. HP is recruiting a total of 25 senior research...

Microsoft, Russia, UN help refugees

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Good old Microsoft. Hundreds of refugees and asylum seekers here are flocking to a local community center where they can develop IT skills and obtain information to help improve their lives. In...

Half-Life 2 out now... in Russia

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Bootleg copies utilising the leaked code on sale now! In Novosibirsk, that is Versions of the massively-anticipated Half-Life 2 are on sale now in both Russia and the Ukraine - but they're bootleg...

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