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Russia threatens to block Telegram messaging app

June 23, 2017 MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia’s communications regulator Roskomnadzor on Friday accused the Telegram messaging app of violating Russian legislation and said it could be blocked if it did not provide the watchdog with information about the company that controls Telegram. Roskomnadzor’s head Alexander Zharov said in a letter published on the regulator’s website that time was running out for Telegram to provide Roskomnadzor with the necessary information. (Reporting by Alexander Winning; Editing by Christian Lowe) Powered by WPeMatico

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Business China Eastern Paris Air Show president Russian 

Beyond air show, newcomers challenge Airbus-Boeing duopoly

June 22, 2017 By Matthias Blamont and Victoria Bryan PARIS (Reuters) – This year’s Paris Air Show was dominated by the annual order battle between Airbus and Boeing , but industry executives said the duopoly will be forced to share the stage at future shows as newcomers from Russia, China and Japan muscle into the passenger plane market. Japan’s Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp brought its MRJ regional jet to Europe for the first time during the air show. China and Russia carried out maiden flights of new narrow-body aircraft last month…

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Congress election presidential Russian Tech Top News 

Russians targeted 21 election systems, U.S. official says

June 21, 2017 By Dustin Volz and Julia Edwards Ainsley WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Russian hackers targeted 21 U.S. state election systems in the 2016 presidential race and a small number were breached but there was no evidence any votes were manipulated, a Homeland Security Department official told Congress on Wednesday. Jeanette Manfra, the department’s acting deputy undersecretary of cyber security, testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee. U.S. intelligence agencies have concluded the Kremlin orchestrated a wide-ranging influence operation that included email hacking and online propaganda to discredit Democratic presidential candidate…

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Alleged Canadian hacker may not fight U.S. extradition: lawyer

June 16, 2017 TORONTO (Reuters) – The Canadian accused of helping Russian intelligence agents break into email accounts as part of a massive 2014 breach of Yahoo accounts may waive his right to fight a U.S. extradition request, his lawyer said on Friday. Karim Baratov’s lawyer Amedeo DiCarlo said he is in discussions with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and U.S. prosecutors in Washington about the case and will announce a decision at a hearing due on July 7. Baratov, a Canadian citizen born in Kazakhstan, was arrested in March…

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WannaCry cyber attack compromised some Russian banks: central bank

May 19, 2017 By Alexander Winning and Jack Stubbs MOSCOW (Reuters) – The WannaCry ransomware attack compromised the systems of Russian banks in some isolated cases, the Russian central bank said on Friday in the first official acknowledgement by Moscow that the virus had an impact on the country’s banking system. In a statement, the central bank said the consequences of the hacking attack – which it did not detail – had been dealt with quickly. The central bank had previously said Russian banks were targeted in the global cyber…

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Time up on Trump trade, hedge funds look abroad

May 18, 2017 By Svea Herbst-Bayliss and Lawrence Delevingne LAS VEGAS (Reuters) – Hedge fund managers said they are looking beyond the United States for investment ideas as the so-called Trump bump stock market rally shows signs it may be fizzling. After months of gains fueled by the Trump administration’s promises of relaxed regulations, tax reform and an infrastructure spending package, U.S. markets this week looked less appealing as the S&P 500 logged its biggest one-day drop since September and Wall Street’s fear gauge, the VIX, spiked. “Non-U.S. investing is…

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‘Loveless’, a film about people that politicians will hate, screens at Cannes

May 18, 2017 By Robin Pomeroy CANNES, France (Reuters) – The makers of acclaimed Russian tragedy “Leviathan” screened their new movie at Cannes on Thursday, another personal drama with political overtones that the producer says politicians are sure to hate. “Loveless” is the story of a couple on the point of a bitter divorce when their 12-year-old son goes missing. Spoiler alert: the crisis does not bring the husband and wife any closer and things go from grim to horrific in a drama lightened by flecks of black humor. While…

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Banks reinforce cyber defenses after global attack

May 15, 2017 By John O’Donnell and Alexander Winning FRANKFURT/MOSCOW (Reuters) – Banks have tightened their security systems and increased their surveillance after the global cyber assault on individuals and organizations worldwide. Capitalizing on spying tools believed to have been developed by the U.S. National Security Agency, the “ransomware” attack launched on Friday has infected tens of thousands of computers in 104 countries, putting the financial industry on high alert. It halted the production lines of a European carmaker and delayed surgical operations in Britain’s National Health Service. Many suspected…

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Banks reinforce cyber defenses after global attack

May 15, 2017 By John O’Donnell and Alexander Winning FRANKFURT/MOSCOW (Reuters) – Banks have tightened their security systems and increased their surveillance after the global cyber assault on individuals and organizations worldwide. Capitalizing on spying tools believed to have been developed by the U.S. National Security Agency, the “ransomware” attack launched on Friday has infected tens of thousands of computers in 104 countries, putting the financial industry on high alert. It halted the production lines of a European carmaker and delayed surgical operations in Britain’s National Health Service. Many suspected…

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Oil rises above $52 as Saudis, Russia back longer supply cut

May 15, 2017 By Alex Lawler LONDON (Reuters) – Oil hit a three-week high on Monday above $52 a barrel after top exporter Saudi Arabia and Russia said supply cuts needed to last into 2018, a step toward extending an OPEC-led deal to support prices for longer than originally agreed. Energy ministers from the two countries said on Monday that supply cuts should be prolonged for nine months, until March 2018. That is longer than the optional six-month extension specified in the deal. Brent crude, the global benchmark, had risen…

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