Samsung Galaxy M22 support page supposedly airs in Russia, launch could be imminent

The launch of the Samsung Galaxy M22 could be imminent, as its support page would have appeared online. The support page doesn’t mention much information other than the model number of the next smartphone. The Samsung smartphone is expected to be powered by a MediaTek Helio G80 SoC that can be paired with 4GB of … Read more

Booking.com fined $17.5 million by Russia for ‘abusing’ market dominance

Russia has imposed a fine of $17.5 million (about Rs. 130 crores) on online travel agency Booking.com for “abusing” its dominant market position, a government regulator said on Thursday. The move comes as Russia increases its pressure on Western technology companies and several months after authorities fined Apple $12 million (about Rs. 89 crores) for … Read more

Russia postpones lunar mission because of problems during testing of the Lua-25 spacecraft

Russia revealed on Tuesday that it had postponed its first mission to the lunar surface in decades as a result of “problems” encountered during testing of the Luna-25 spacecraft. The country’s space agency, Roscosmos, announced last week that the mission – originally scheduled for Oct. 1 – from the Vostochny Cosmodrome in the Far East … Read more

Russia uses new hardware to target Alexei Navalny’s anti-Kremlin app, experts say

Russia is using new digital hardware to target an online app that has arrested the team of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, set up to undermine the Kremlin in next month’s parliamentary elections, cyber experts said. Navalny and his allies want to use the app and its website to organize a tactical voting campaign in the … Read more

Russian news sites blocked by Ukraine, accused of spreading propaganda

Ukraine on Monday blocked the websites of several major Russian media outlets in its latest round of sanctions against neighboring Russia, which it accused of spreading propaganda. Ties between former Soviet countries have deteriorated drastically since Russia annexed the Crimean peninsula in 2014 and threw its weight on armed separatists in eastern Ukraine. Ukraine and … Read more

Google fined Russia again for not removing banned content

A Moscow court fined Google on Tuesday for not removing content banned in Russia, news agencies reported, the latest in a series of escalating penalties against the US tech giant. Russia has in recent months taken legal action against foreign technology companies for not deleting content prohibited by authorities, including pornographic material or posts deemed … Read more

Google fined by Russia – again – for not removing banned content

A Moscow court on Thursday again fined Google for not removing banned content, while foreign tech giants face mounting pressure in Russia. In recent months, Russia has filed lawsuits against foreign technology companies for not deleting content prohibited by authorities, including pornographic material or posts deemed extremist or condoning drugs or suicide. On Thursday, the … Read more