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Amid ongoing tensions with the West and concerns with new censorship laws, Google, Microsoft and Adobe operations has been pulled from Russia.
A Russian news agency has revealed that the country is set to impose a ban on Apple devices connecting to the US due to storage of iCloud data overseas, which has been forbidden by a recent law.
A new report by cyber security firm Fire Eye says that malware may have been developed and deployed by the Russian government to collect intelligence and other sensitive information.
In a move that's in-line with previous rumors, Internet companies are being pressured by the Russian government to comply with censorship and data storage laws if they want to continue doing business.
Microsoft has confirmed that its Xbox One console will finally make its way to Russia next month, launching there on September 26 - just a few days after its launch in China and many other markets.
The Russian government has asked Apple Inc to hand over its source code, citing concerns that the United States and other Western governments might be using it to spy on Russia.
The Russian government wants to find a way to crack the Tor network, and will pay four million roubles to any Russian citizen or company that can reliably decrypt data sent via the anonymous network.
Russia's lower parliament has approved an amendment which would require all internet companies, including Facebook and Google, to store data within the country's borders or face being banned.
Russia has stated that it is working to move away from foreign software products like Microsoft's Windows in favor of home grown software as a result of rising political tensions with the US.
Russia has passed a bill that will ban services that don't have servers hosting personal information within the county. The new law could come into effect in late 2016.
The Xbox One will be coming to many markets in September. The Sep. 5th release date of the console for Russia has been confirmed on Microsoft's website. It will come with and without the Kinect.
Russia has listed 'The Sims 4' as Adults Only in adherence with a controversial law prohibiting the promotion of same-sex relationships to minors.
Under new 'anti-terrorism' legislation in Russia, Skype, Facebook, Gmail and other services could be banned for failing to comply with new laws unless the companies changes where user data is stored.
Popular Russian news site RT.com has been hacked following the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, with instances of "Russian" replaced with "Nazi" on all articles and headlines.
A series of drug related ads could be the beginning of Facebook Russia's demise. Russia's media watchdog announced it would not hesitate to block the site if it can prove that the ads had been used.
Five men have been charged in what's being called the largest fraud hacking case ever in the US, as they are accused of stealing 160 million credit and debit card numbers.
Due to government leaks and other recent events, there has been serious discussion in Russia's government about going back to typewriters. Such a change could cut down on future potential leaks.
After ditching sales of Apple's iPhone, Russia's largest mobile network is pushing Windows Phone, opening special retail zones in its stores for the OS, which has now grown to 8.2% of the market.
Microsoft's premier student competition, Imagine Cup, has kicked-off today in St. Petersburg, Russia and with more than 300 students competing, this will be on for the record books.
Microsoft will begin selling the Surface RT tablet in Russia on Thursday, April 4, via the M.Video store in Moscow, with plans for a launch day concert as well.
Russia and Turkey are receiving a different default engine to most WP8 handsets, with Yandex coming as standard on both. The partnership could help gain some control for Yandex within Turkey.
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Ultra-conservative Russian Orthodox Christians have taken offence over Apple's logo, believing it to be anti-Christian, and replacing the bitten fruit symbol on the company's products with a crucifix.
A new Russian-developed software system called VoiceGrid Nation can identify a person in a matter of seconds, using only their voice matched against a massive database of recordings, or voice-prints.
Information from Russian newspaper Kommersant indicates that Russia's foreign intelligence agency, the SVR, has invested considerable sums of money into developing propaganda spambots for the state.
Russia wants to equip military and government personnel with tablets, but the country isn't comfortable with Google collecting information from Android users, which could fall into U.S. hands
Reuters was hacked on Friday, with an account being hacked and used to spread misinformation about the situation in Syria, and specifically about the Free Syrian Army's movements.
Due to a controversial law being considered by Russia's State Parliament which could allow the blacklisting of websites, Wikipedia has closed itself for a one-day protest again.
The four political parties in Russia are developing a bill that, if passed, would give the country's government the power to create a blacklist of websites based on topics like porn and drug ads.
After Twitter suffered a 'cascaded bug' yesterday the site was down for a considerable period of time. Hacking group UGNazi have stepped up and taken credit for the actions leading to the outage.
Three new videos from Nokia Russia to promote the Lumia 800 show people in a mall elevator being subjected to "angry" birds, dancing and stripping girls and singing police officers.
A new report claims that the introduction of Windows Phone devices in Russia has resulted in better than expected sales and that they could surpass sales of the iPhone.
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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...
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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...
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