Tag Archives: Russia

Facebook ‘fully committed’ to sharing Russian ad data


Facebook is “fully committed” to providing detailed information about ads bought in Russia during the US election, says Sheryl Sandberg. The ads, pages they linked to and who they were targeted at have been given to investigators, said Ms Sandberg. The ads and the fake accounts used to get them on Facebook had been found and removed, she said. However, ...

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Yaya Toure warns of ‘big mess’ at Russia World Cup if…

Yaya Toure

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure says next year’s World Cup will be a “big mess” if it is marred by racism and discrimination. Toure, 34, was the subject of racist chants when City played CSKA Moscow in the Champions League in Russia in 2013. He wants to help Fifa and the Russian government tackle the problem in the build-up to next summer’s ...

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US government removes Russian security software, Kaspersky


The US Department of Homeland Security has told government departments and agencies to remove all security software from the Moscow-based company Kaspersky Lab from their IT systems. It said it was concerned about ties between company officials and the Russian intelligence services. The move comes ahead of a vote in the US Senate this week to prohibit use of the ...

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Facebook uncovers Russia-funded misinformation campaign


Facebook says it has discovered a Russian-funded campaign to promote divisive social and political messages on its network. The company said $100,000 (£77,000) was spent on about 3,000 ads over a two-year period, ending in May 2017. The ads did not back any political figures specifically, but instead posted on topics including immigration, race and equal rights. Facebook said it ...

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Russia knife attacker wounds eight


Eight people have been wounded in a knife attack in the Russian city of Surgut, security sources say. The man, who apparently stabbed passers-by on the street at random, was shot dead by police. The injured have been taken to hospital, where two are in a critical condition, the state-owned RIA Novosti news agency reports. Russia’s Investigations Committee said the ...

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Putin passes law that will ban VPNs in Russia

Low Angle View Of Russian Flag On Building

Russia has banned VPNs and other technology that allows users to gain anonymous access to websites. The new law (link via Google Translate), signed today by President Vladimir Putin, goes into effect on Nov. 1 and represents another major blow to an open Internet. This weekend, news broke that Apple has removed most major VPN apps from the App Store in China to comply with ...

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Russia sanctions: Trump’s hand forced by Senate vote

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump arrives at the the main clubhouse at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster

The United States Senate has voted 98-2 to impose new sanctions on Russia, Iran and North Korea, despite objections from the White House. The House of Representatives approved the bill earlier this week, also by an overwhelming majority. Having passed through both chambers, it will be sent to President Trump to sign into law. But Mr Trump has sought closer ...

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Russia and China urge North Korea to freeze missile tests

The intercontinental ballistic missile Hwasong-14 is seen in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang, July, 4 2017. KCNA/via REUTERS

Russia and China have urged North Korea to “freeze” its missile and nuclear programmes after it claimed to have successfully tested its first intercontinental ballistic missile. Both countries also called for a simultaneous suspension of US-South Korea large-scale military exercises. North Korea said its missile could hit anywhere in the world. But while Pyongyang appears to have made progress, experts ...

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Fifa looking into Russia football doping claims


Fifa says “it is still investigating allegations” that footballers were involved in a state-sponsored doping programme in Russia. At least 30 sports, including football, covered up samples involving more than 1,000 athletes between 2011 and 2015, according to the McLaren report. The Mail on Sunday has said Fifa was investigating if Russia’s 2014 World Cup squad were part of the ...

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MPs, local businesses head to Russia on trade mission


Representatives of some Ghanaian businesses and members of the Parliamentary Select-Committee on Transport and Agriculture, would on June 26, 2017, embark on a trade mission to Moscow, Russia, to explore business opportunities for both countries. The six-day trade mission, which comprises 30 participants, is being organised by the World Trade Centre, (WTC) Accra, and the Embassy of the Russian Federation. The ...

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