In a collaborative effort, Russia's state-owned Rostec Corporation along with a group of Russian companies are building a domestic alternative for Skype, isolated from the public Internet.
Donald Trump has issued another executive order, this time, for a review of the country's cyber security. It comes on the back of media stories surrounding alleged Russian and Chinese hacking.
Google has reached an out-of-court settlement with the Federal Antimonopoly Service of the Russian Federation and will open up Android to competing search engines and applications in Russia.
After weeks of leaks, HTC has officially announced the One X10, featuring metal body, 3GB RAM, 32GB storage and 16MP rear camera. Its 4000mAh battery promises up to 31 days of standby time.
A new strain of Android ransomware has been found, which was able to evade all antivirus programs, according to a security firm. Even if a payment is made, a device will continue to remain locked.
Adult video website Brazzers has now been banned in Russia, after a recent decision by a district court. The porn site was found to have a 'negative influence on the human psyche.'
Facebook and Google are relying on local media to tackle fake news in France and Germany. EU authorities are worried fake news is being used to influence local elections and destabilize the region.
Russian authorities are charging three men with treason for favoring interests from the United States. One of them is a Kaspersky Lab employee and the other two are senior FSB cybersecurity agents.
Two days after its announcement, HTC has paused the Android 7.0 Nougat rollout for its 10 flagship in mainland Europe, and says that it doesn't expect the rollout to resume until February.
Samsung is rolling out the Nougat update to its Galaxy S7 and S7 edge in Russia and India - and in India, those who install the update will see a teaser hinting at the arrival of Samsung Pay.
After blocking the LinkedIn website last year, the Russian government has requested that both Apple and Google remove the LinkedIn app from their app stores, in a nationwide ban on the service.
In his final days in office, President Barack Obama has made the decision to expel Russians from the US and also close down two compounds. The action comes months after the DNC hack and other issues.
Cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike reported that Russian hackers used an Android malware variant to track and report on Ukrainian artillery movements, as well as Democratic emails during the US election.
Jolla's Android/iOS alternative Sailfish mobile OS has achieved domestic certification in Russia, amid attempts by the Russian government to reduce reliance on Western tech giants.
Russia is on the verge of blocking access to LinkedIn, after the company lost an appeal in court. The Russian ban is based on a recent law which forces companies to store user data locally.
Moscow is removing Outlook and Exchange Server from 6,000 systems - and hints at plans to remove Windows and Office from up to 600,000 PCs and servers - as Russia focuses on domestic IT solutions.
In a speech in China, the US president called for de-escalation of cyber tensions between major world powers. He suggested governments should stop hacking each other and go after cyber criminals.
A Trojan horse for Android has been discovered by security researchers, which steals users' banking information. The malware was discovered being distributed using Google's AdSense network.
A meeting among various branches of the Russian authorities has allegedly taken place where they discussed the removal of penalties for use of "surrogate currencies" like Bitcoin.
Google, and its parent company Alphabet, has found itself in hot water with regulators once again. Russian authorities found the Android-maker abused its market position by being anti-competitive.
Russian lawmakers and anti-piracy bodies are working on laws which will take protection away from social media sites over pirated content that users upload. The Civil Code protects them currently.
The Russian group, Mail.ru, has done a deal with Universal surrounding music hosted on sites it owns, including the popular VKontakte. Details are scarce but we could see users paying to access music.
The Russian government wants to fine companies that don't decrypt their users' data when the authorities ask them to. Facebook Messenger, Telegram and WhatsApp are among those targeted.
Despite claims that the Democratic National Committee's servers were hacked by a lone individual called Guccifer 2, researchers have confirmed that the attack originated from Russian intelligence.
Russia has arrested a ring of 50 hackers for stealing over 1.7bn rubles ($25 million) by spreading malware which allowed them to access users' PCs and steal their bank information.
A new app that's making the rounds in Russia allows you to reliably identify anyone on the street and connect them to their online profiles. Moscow police is ready to license the technology.
An amendment to a proposed law in Russia will see those issuing surrogate currencies - such as Bitcoin - face up to seven years in prison. The new amendment also introduces fines of up to £25,000.
The Russian government wants to force US technology companies like Apple and Google to pay taxes on apps and services sold online. It also wants to ban Windows from government machines.
Using various "crimeware" software packages, gangs have compromised a number of financial institutions in Russia to allow for untraceable, unlimited ATM withdrawals.
AdDuplex's latest stats show another big monthly increase in Windows 10 Mobile usage, and also reveal which is more popular between Microsoft's new Lumia 950 and 950 XL flagships in various markets.
Microsoft's official store in Russia is now accepting pre-orders for its new Windows 10 Mobile flagships, the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL, and the Display Dock for Phone Continuum.
Google must change its default and bundled app agreements with Android hardware producers by mid-November, following a new ruling by Russia's antitrust body that says its practices are uncompetitive.
Google was recently seen abusing its power in Russia, by forcing OEMs to pre-install Google services, as well as preventing the installations of third-party products such as competitor Yandex.
Russia's Prosecutor General has been asked to look into Microsoft amid claims that Windows 10 'illicitly' collects user data, by a state official who says the OS is 'effectively spying on its users'.
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Following a failed attempt to get a two year old page on Reddit pulled the proper way, a Russian censorship agency has instead ordered all ISPs to block the site entirely.
A non-classified Pentagon email system used by thousands of personnel working for the Joint Chiefs of Staff was successfully targeted in a cyber-attack - and fingers are now being pointed at Russia.
Acer's first Windows Phone for several years is now available in more markets - but while the model that's launched in Canada will have 1GB RAM and 8GB storage, in Russia, it only gets 512MB / 4GB.
Russia is the prime suspect in what looks like a state-sponsored cyber attack upon the German parliament. The Bundestag's network was compromised and data was transferred outside of the country.
Russia's ever expanding internet laws threaten to block Google, Facebook, and Twitter entirely if they fail to censor and deliver information on Russian content and bloggers.
The Russian government wants to reduce its dependence on foreign software, and has announced plans to develop its own smartphone operating system, based on the open-source Jolla Sailfish OS.
An unclassified US military network was breached earlier this year by Russian hackers who gained access to the network via an old unpatched vulnerability before being discovered hours later.
A recent White House email hack has been linked by investigators to a previous security breach at the State Department. The attackers are being linked to Russia but the investigation is ongoing.
While 'Halo Online' has made its official debut, few will get their hands on it due to 343 Industries decision to make the game available to those participating in the closed beta in Russia.
The US National Security Agency has been caught eavesdropping again using the firmware of hard drives to host its own spyware, according to the Russian computer security firm, Kaspersky Lab.
A group of international cyber criminals has stolen up to $1 billion from 100 banks around the world over a two year period, according to the Russian computer security company, Kaspersky Lab.
The YotaPhone 2 is probably the most unique smartphone available right now. We've gotten our hands on one for a review, and in the meantime check out our unboxing and first impressions of the device!
Topface, a Russian dating site, has apparently had its servers hacked and the perpetrators are now auctioning off over twenty million usernames and e-mail addresses which can be used for future scams.
Apple has announced that prices will soon be changing in the EU, Canada, Russia and other countries App Stores, with the EU, Canada and Norway seeing increases.
Intel has imposed self-censorship on its bloggers in response to new Russian laws, which requires journalists and bloggers to register with the government and restricts what they publish.