Russia Poised to Fine Apple and Google Over Opposition App

Russia is prepared to fine Apple and Google if they do not remove opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s “Smart Voting” app.

Facebook and Twitter Fined in Russia Over Not Deleting Content

Russia’s crackdown of tech companies continues, as a Russian court has fined Facebook and Twitter for not deleting content the government deems illegal.

Russia Passes Law Forcing Social Media Companies to Have Local Office

Vladimir Putin has signed a law that forces social media companies to have an office in the country.

Elon Musk Open to Setting Up a Tesla Factory in Russia

Elon Musk has signaled his willingness to open a factory in Russia, according to a new report.

Russia Banning Cryptocurrencies

Cryptocurrencies may be gaining traction around the world, but they aren’t welcome in another major country, as Russia takes steps to ban them.

U.S. Space Force Deploying Space Fence

The newest branch of the U.S. military is wasting no time making its presence known as it prepares to deploy its Space Fence, according to Popular Mechanics. Space Fence is a radar system designed to track objects in orbit as…

Facebook Reveals New Census Interference Policy Ahead of 2020 Census

Facebook received its share of criticism over the 2016 election thanks to Russian operatives using the social media platform to sow disinformation and disagreement. As a result, ahead of the 2020 census—the first people can complete online—Facebook is taking measures…

Apple Threatens to Leave Russia in 2020, Citing Russian Software Demands

The International Business Times (IBT) is reporting that Apple may leave the Russian market next year in response to a new law requiring Russian software alternatives be installed on electronic devices. The new law, which Putin signed on December 5,…

Google Loses Antitrust Appeal

Google has reportedly lost an appeal in an antitrust related to Android in Russia. The complaint was lodged last year by Yandex, and in September, Russian antitrust authority The Federal Anti-Monopoly Service ruled that Google mustn’t require device manufacturers using…

Russia Bans Wikipedia Over Drug Article, Promptly Reverses Course After Edits

Roskomnadzor, Russia’s Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media (basically its internet watchdog) has been in the news quite a bit lately. The regulatory body seems to be scouring the web, looking to block certain sites…