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WhatsApp users given more control

WhatsApp users given more control

WhatsApp has updated its privacy control settings, giving users more control over who can see their profile picture, about info, and last seen status. The privacy settings can be adjusted to control who sees what information - last …

Microsoft shutting down Internet Explorer browser

Microsoft shutting down Internet Explorer browser

Microsoft will shut down Internet Explorer on Wednesday. The move comes about 27 years after the company first debuted the browser, according to The Wall Street Journal. Starting Wednesday, most people who try to open the …

Roskomnadzor denies slowing down YouTube in Russia

Roskomnadzor denies slowing down YouTube in Russia

he Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media (Roskomnadzor) has not imposed any restrictive measures on the YouTube video hosting service in Russia, the regulator told Interfax. …

Elon Musk says Twitter deal 'temporarily' on hold

Elon Musk says Twitter deal 'temporarily' on hold

SpaceX and Tesla founder Elon Musk announced on Friday that the deal to buy Twitter has been "temporarily" put on hold pending the results of an investigation determining the number of fake accounts on the platform. …

Rutube video platform back up and running after cyberattack

Rutube video platform back up and running after cyberattack

The Rutube video platform is fully functional again after the cyberattack on Wednesday. All options on the hosting’s website are again available to users. Rutube apps for iOS and Android are also working, TASS reported. …

Elon Musk buys Twitter for $44 billion

Elon Musk buys Twitter for $44 billion

U.S. entrepreneur Elon Musk buys Twitter, Inc. for $44 billion, Twitter said in its press release, published in PR Newswire Monday. "Twitter, Inc. today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by an …

Elon Musk says he has $46.5 billion for Twitter takeover bid

Elon Musk says he has $46.5 billion for Twitter takeover bid

Founder of electric carmaker Tesla and space exploration company SpaceX Elon Musk is exploring a tender offer to buy Twitter and he received a $46.5 billion commitment for the deal, according to a securities filing. "To finance the …

Taliban bans TikTok and PUBG game

Taliban bans TikTok and PUBG game

ByteDance Ltd’s TikTok video app will be banned in Afghanistan as part of a moral policing drive by the ruling Taliban (the movement banned in Russia), a spokesman for the group said.  The widely-used social media application …

US makes exception for sanctioned Russians

US makes exception for sanctioned Russians

The US Treasury Department issued a general license that allows sanctioned Russian citizens and companies to freely use web communications services. The list includes instant messengers, e-mail, Internet browsers, social networks, file …

Residents of Nur-Sultan rally against social media blocking

Residents of Nur-Sultan rally against social media blocking

A rally was held in Nur-Sultan against legislative amendments regulating the activities of social networks and instant messengers. Asem Yeskabyl, the organizer of the event, said residents opposed the bill, which, according to him, …

Rakuten Viber opens office in Tbilisi

Rakuten Viber opens office in Tbilisi

Japanese electronic commerce and online retailing company Rakuten will open a Tbilisi-based office for mobile application development of its Viber messaging product, the Georgian Economy Ministry announced. Among other areas, the …

Russians not to be punished for using Facebook, Instagram

Russians not to be punished for using Facebook, Instagram

Citizens of Russia can use the products of Meta (the activity of the organization, as well as Facebook and Instagram is prohibited on the territory of the Russian Federation), if they do not conduct extremist activities, according to the decision …

Beeline connects Tashkent and Samarkand with hyperspeed channel

Beeline connects Tashkent and Samarkand with hyperspeed channel

The Beeline brand (owned by the Veon group of companies) launched the Tashkent-Samarkand hyper-speed digital channel in Uzbekistan, the press service of the Ministry for the Development of Information Technologies and Communications of Uzbekistan …

Access to News.Google service restricted in Russia

Access to News.Google service restricted in Russia

The access to the News.Google Internet service has been restricted on the territory of Russia due to provided access to materials containing unreliable information about the course of the special military operation in Ukraine, press service of …

No plans to block WhatsApp in Russia - senator

No plans to block WhatsApp in Russia - senator

Blocking the WhatsApp messenger belonging to the US-based Meta corporation (the organization’s activities are banned on the territory of the Russian Federation) is not under consideration, Chairman of the Russian Federation Council …

Russian media cannot display Meta, Facebook, Instagram logos

Russian media cannot display Meta, Facebook, Instagram logos

Russian media should not display the logos of Meta Platforms Inc. (activities banned on the territory of the Russian Federation) and its social networks Facebook and Instagram, press service of Russia’s media watchdog said. …