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…

Reddit Will Block Content in Certain Countries, Has Already Done So in Germany and Russia

Reddit has confirmed that it will locally block content if it receives a “valid request from and authorized entity.” The policy confirmation comes after the company blocked a specific thread about growing psychoactive mushrooms in Russia. The country’s Service for…

Russia Unblocks Reddit After Dustup over Shroom Post

On Wednesday afternoon, Russia added reddit to its registry of blocked sites. And as of early Thursday morning, reddit has been removed from the blocked sites list. After warning that it was considering it, Roskomnadzor, Russia’s Federal Service for Supervision…

Reddit Is Now Banned in Russia

Well, it looks like they weren’t lying. After warning that it was considering it, Roskomnadzor, Russia’s Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media, has sent out the order to block reddit. Apparently, the government is upset…

Russia Threatens to Block Reddit over Drug Post

Russia, which has a history of threatening to block access to certain sites over seemingly ridiculous reasons, is now considering a ban on reddit. The news comes from Roskomnadzor, Russia’s Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass…