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RUSSIA

Hackers tweeted Medvedev's resignation

MOSCOW, RUSSIA: Hackers broke into Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev's Twitter account and tweeted that he had resigned for criticising President Vladimir Putin.

15 Aug 2014

RUSSIA

Hacking accused could die in US prison

MOSCOW: RUSSIA: The father of a Russian man detained by the US on hacking charges warned on that his son would die without medical help, in yet another spat between Moscow and Washington.

14 Jul 2014

RUSSIA

Russian rocket falls back to Earth with super satellite

MOSCOW, RUSSIA: A Russian rocket carrying its most advanced communication satellite to date fell back to Earth minutes after lift-off in the latest blow to the country's once-proud space industry.

19 May 2014

RUSSIA

'Comrade, take this tablet...' Russian officials dump iPads over spy fears

MOSCOW, RUSSIA: Russian government officials have swapped their iPads for Samsung tablets to ensure tighter security, the telecoms minister told news agencies on Wednesday.

27 Mar 2014

RUSSIA

Russian actor quits PR job at cellphone giant after call to jail gays

MOSCOW, RUSSIA: A Russian television star and former priest said on Tuesday he had quit as creative director of a leading cell phone retailer after urging President Vladimir Putin to jail gays.

17 Jan 2014

RUSSIA

First Russian smartphone launched in Moscow

MOSCOW, RUSSIA: Russia's first domestically designed smartphone, the YotaPhone, was unveiled in Moscow and features an always-on second screen to differentiate it from the plethora of competitors.

5 Dec 2013

UNITED KINGDOM

D&AD Awards: The nominations

LONDON, UK: Here are the nominations for the D&AD Awards. See this year's In Book winners and Nominations below. Yellow Pencil winners will be revealed on Wednesday 12 June at the Awards Ceremony.

22 Apr 2013

RUSSIA

Beware of MiniDuke

MOSCOW, RUSSIA: Kaspersky Lab has identified 'MiniDuke', a new malicious programme designed for spying on multiple government entities and institutions across the world. The new threat actors combine sophisticated "old school" malware writing skills with newly advanced exploits in Adobe Reader to collect geopolitical intelligence from high-profile targets.

7 Mar 2013

RUSSIA

Kaspersky Lab outlines key security trends in 2012; predicts core threats for 2013

MOSCOW, RUSSIA: Kaspersky Lab's experts have outlined key security trends of 2012 and presented their views on the core threats of 2013. The most notable predictions for the next year include the continued rise of targeted attacks, cyber-espionage, and nation-state cyber-attacks, the evolving role of hacktivism, the development of controversial "legal" surveillance tools, and the increase in cybercriminal attacks targeting cloud-based services.

2 Jan 2013

UNITED STATES

Midas Awards 2012 Winners: King James Cape Town wins Grand Midas for Santam Insurance

NEW YORK, US: The Midas Awards, for the World's Best Financial Advertising, announced the award winners for the 2012 competition. This year's Midas Grand Jury awarded one Grand Midas, 26 Gold Ingots, 46 Silver Ingots, and 63 Finalists. The 2012 Midas Awards competition received entries from 28 countries and is reputed to be the only international competition that recognises excellence in financial services communications on a global scale.

21 Dec 2012

POLAND

Virgin Mobile launches in Poland, eyes Russia, Turkey

WARSAW, POLAND: Billionaire Richard Branson's Virgin Mobile on Wednesday launched operations in Central Europe offering a prepaid service in Poland and aims to expand its mobile telephony presence in the region.

23 Aug 2012

FRANCE

Fresh organisational thinking required - and delivered

PARIS, FRANCE / DARMSTADT, GERMANY /KIEV, UKRAINE: Seattle Times executive editor David Boardman has joined the programme of the World Editors Forum, to be held in Kiev, Ukraine, from 2 to 5 September next, to discuss the paper's radically restructured news operation in a much anticipated session dedicated to innovations in newsroom organisation.

26 Jul 2012

RUSSIA

55% of mobile devices using unprotected Wi-Fi networks

MOSCOW, RUSSIA: The data on most mobile devices could easily fall into the hands of cybercriminals. That's the alarming conclusion reached by Kaspersky Lab experts based on research carried out by Harris Interactive in February-March 2012.

27 Jun 2012

UNITED STATES

New iPad tops three million

CUPERTINO, US: Apple has announced it has sold three million of its new iPad, since its launch on Friday, March 16. The new iPad features a new Retina display, Apple's new A5X chip with quad-core graphics, a 5 megapixel iSight camera with advanced optics for capturing photos and 1080p HD video, and the same all-day 10 hour battery life*.

22 Mar 2012

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