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.
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's parliament last week along with another law.
Following the G20 summit, President Trump has revealed on Twitter that he talked to Russian President Vladimir Putin about creating an "impenetrable Cyber Security unit."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.