Neowin News Feed for: Putin Neowin News Feed for: Putin en-us Neowin Ignition News (Managing Editor) (Neowin Developers) 5 Facebook takes down Russian accounts targeting African countries <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Social media giant Facebook removed a network of accounts, pages and groups from the platform today. These accounts were run by Russians who hid their identities and meddled in African politics. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Namerah Saud Fatmi) Wed, 30 Oct 2019 19:30:01 +0000 Putin signs VPN ban in Russia, comes into effect from November 1 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed off the ban on virtual private networks and proxies, that was approved by the lower house of the country&#039;s parliament last week along with another law. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Shreyas Gandhe) Mon, 31 Jul 2017 18:32:01 +0000 Trump discussed with Putin the creation of an "impenetrable Cyber Security unit" <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Following the G20 summit, President Trump has revealed on Twitter that he talked to Russian President Vladimir Putin about creating an &quot;impenetrable Cyber Security unit.&quot; <a href="">Read more...</a> (Stergios Georgopoulos) Sun, 09 Jul 2017 18:50:02 +0000 Ethereum inventor met with President Putin at SPIEF 2017 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>President Putin met with Ethereum creator, Vitalik Buterin at the SPIEF 2017 event in St. Petersburg, Russia, which took place between the 1st and 3rd of June. Details of the meeting are quite scarce. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Wed, 07 Jun 2017 02:46:01 +0000 Russia will soon block LinkedIn if company doesn't store user info locally <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Vlad Dudau) Fri, 11 Nov 2016 11:26:02 +0000 Obama to Russia, China: Let's not hack each other because the US will win <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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 href="">Read more...</a> (Vlad Dudau) Tue, 06 Sep 2016 07:02:01 +0000 Russian government wants to ban Windows, get more tax dollars from Google, Apple <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Vlad Dudau) Wed, 10 Feb 2016 11:32:01 +0000 Russia prime suspect in German parliament cyber breach <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Russia is the prime suspect in what looks like a state-sponsored cyber attack upon the German parliament. The Bundestag&#039;s network was compromised and data was transferred outside of the country. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Vlad Dudau) Thu, 04 Jun 2015 10:23:57 +0000 Google, Facebook and Twitter battle Russia over censorship <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The giant US internet companies Google, Facebook and Twitter are currently at odds with the Kremlin over censorship requests made by the government and ignored by the giant social networks. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Vlad Dudau) Sat, 27 Dec 2014 10:14:01 +0000 Russia wants Facebook, Google, Twitter to comply with censorship laws <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>In a move that&#039;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. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Vlad Dudau) Fri, 26 Sep 2014 19:56:02 +0000