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Telecoms entrepreneur warns there’s little future in pure connectivity

Telecoms developer and owner Alexey Reznikovich has warned the industry that it needs to specialise and diversify into portal offerings in order to remain profitable in an increasing climate of convergence and heterogeneity in the market. Speaking recently at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Reznikovich – a key holder in the $35 billion Altimo telecoms… Read More


Russia suspected in Czech foreign ministry hack

Attacks on ‘dozens’ of email accounts at the Czech Foreign Ministry from late 2016 into January have been attributed officially to foreign state sources – with inside information indicating that the Czech authorities suspect Russia is the attacker. The incursions (Czech) were commented on by Foreign Minister Lubomir Zaoralek, who reported that he has been… Read More


LinkedIn pulled from app stores in Russia over data sovereignty

The Russian government has required Google and Apple to remove the LinkedIn app from the country’s local app stores. Justification for the app’s removal comes from the November 2016 court decision in which LinkedIn was found to be non-compliant with a Russian regulation that requires all personal data for Russian citizens to be housed in… Read More


Russia builds ‘deadly’ microwave weapon to take down enemy drones

The Russian government is backing a military research project to develop a powerful microwave-based weapon designed to take out unmanned enemy drones from up to half a mile away. The country’s United Instrument Manufacturing Corporation (UIMC) created the microwave gun specifically to disrupt the electronics of enemy missiles. Using the ultra-high frequency waves the weapon… Read More


Neural net ‘precrime’ system suitable for prospective employees, say Russian scientists

Researchers at Tomsk University have created a computer program that can be used to predict different aspects of criminal behavior using Artificial Neural Network (ANN) technology, and have suggested that the technique could be adapted as an effective tool in selecting suitable employment candidates. The team was able to divide survey respondents into classifications based… Read More