“Why do you want to go to Ukraine?”: Life in Russia-occupied Berdyansk

BERDANSK, Ukraine – Russian military patrols roam the streets, Russian channels fill the airwaves, and Russia-imposed authorities take part in poachers’ catch. The mayor has disappeared, phone service has stopped, and protests have been scarce after occupying forces fired into the air at rallies against them in March. West of devastated Mariupol and east of … Read more

Ukraine War Sanctions: No More iPhones for the Russians? | business | Economy and Finance News from a German Perspective | DW

Anastasia Mirolyubova’s business is booming. The co-founder of Immigram, a platform that helps tech workers immigrate to the UK, says web traffic has increased 1,000% since Russia invaded Ukraine. The number of customers who signed up in the first quarter of the year was the same as the annual total for 2021. Most of the … Read more

As evidence of war crimes in Bucha Mountains, a hunt for Russian military units

On March 11, the commander of an artillery unit of the 76th Air Assault Division of the famous Russian Guard was killed in a battle in the Ukrainian town of Bucha. Captain Gennady Bayer was killed, according to a death announcement published about two weeks later in a chat room of the social networking site … Read more

The last days of the Internet in Mariupol

Another cell tower in Kievstar in Mariupol. He was online until March 21. Now the city is experiencing a long internet outage. Kievstar The engineers who kept the port city of Ukraine online have either lost or died in the carnage caused by the Russian blockade. The hope remains that the Ukrainian cities removed from … Read more

The “most severe” cyber attack since the Russian invasion crashed the Ukrainian internet provider

The cyberattack launched on Ukrtelecom blamed the “enemy,” as the Internet expert says, the most serious hack since the war began. GT A “powerful” cyber attack has hit Ukraine’s national telecom operator, Ukrtelecom. It has been described as the most serious cyber attack since the Russian invasion began in February, which reduced the company’s services … Read more

Apple closed a loophole that allowed Mir card holders to use Apple Pay in Russia

Apple this week suspended Apple Pay for the Mir card payment system in Russia, closing a loophole that allowed Russians to continue to use the Apple Pay service. according to ReutersMir remained connected to ‌Apple Pay‌ even after Apple restricted use of the payments service in Russia on March 1 for Mastercard and Visa cardholders. … Read more

Russia ramps up internet censorship amid Ukraine war

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping are pictured as they meet in Beijing, on February 4, 2022. Alexey Druzhinin | AFP | Getty Images As Russia’s war on Ukraine continues, Moscow has sought to tighten its grip on the domestic internet, cutting off apps made by American tech giants, even as other … Read more

Bombs and hackers attack Internet providers in Ukraine. ‘Hidden heroes’ are risking their lives to keep their country online

They fix the internet at It bombed buildings, found rogue operators providing the Russians with mobile communications and thwarted the intruders. Ukrainian carriers and their employees are hailed as heroes in the war with Russia. On the tense streets of Kyiv, under the shelled streets of Kharkiv, in the rubble-strewn ruins of Moripol, in shelters … Read more

Russian netizens learn to beat Putin’s online campaign

CNN Business – A digital Iron Curtain may come down on Russia, as President Vladimir Putin struggles to control the narrative of his war in Ukraine. The Kremlin has already moved to block Facebook and Twitter, and its latest move in that direction came on Friday as the government announced plans to block Instagram in … Read more