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Oct 22nd, 2018, by in Latest news

With just a couple of weeks before the US enters into its midterm elections, Microsoft is upping its effort to help patrol US political party protections.

Jan 22nd, 2018, by in Latest news

Thanks in large part to the back and forth posturing of the US and Russia, Microsoft has found itself restricted to whom it can sell its software to in the area.

Oct 10th, 2017, by in Latest news

Microsoft is looking at sales records and is searching for Russian meddling in 2016 U.S. election

Mar 7th, 2017, by in Latest news

LinkedIn will remain blocked in Russia after talks between the Microsoft-owned professional networking website and the Russian authorities have failed.

Jan 7th, 2017, by in Latest news

Russian authorities have told both Apple and Google to remove the LinkedIn app from their App Stores.

Dec 29th, 2016, by in Latest news

The popular Russian maps app, Yandex.Maps has just received a massive update which further optimizes it for Windows 10 devices. Here are all of its features added to the new version: Use the app on any device with Windows 10: from computers to smartphones. Navigate your world with new features. Explore vector maps that take […]

Nov 17th, 2016, by in Latest news

After initially upholding a ban a week ago, Russia has officially blocked LinkedIn over data storage issues.

Nov 10th, 2016, by in Latest news

LinkedIn was ruled to be inaccessible for millions of Russian customers due to non-compliance to use localized data storage of citizens.

Nov 7th, 2016, by in Latest news

As Norwegian chess champion Magnus Carlsen is currently preparing for a high profile match against a Russian player,recent US political hacks linked to Russian hackers have led him to reconsider his training methods.

Sep 27th, 2016, by in Latest news

Moscow is reportedly ready to ditch Microsoft Sofware in a move toward “self-reliance.”

Aug 24th, 2015, by in Latest news

Windows 10 recently has been raising a number of flags for people due to privacy concerns that is leading to more and more paranoia. Recently, we reported on Ars Technica’s investigation of Windows 10 sending data even when information sharing options are turned off. This was related to data being sent from Bing to Microsoft […]

Aug 7th, 2015, by in Latest news

Windows 10 is only out of the gate a little over a week and it has already surpassed Mac OSX in Russian browsing data statistics. That’s according to LiveInternet which is a popular Russian Webportal and Social Networking site that has put together a graph showing the number of visitors, categorized by Operating System (OS) usage, it receives. […]

Apr 6th, 2015, by in Latest news

Just over a week after the announcement of Halo Online, an upcoming Russia-only online version of the popular Halo videogame franchise, modders have already obtained a leaked copy of the game and created their own tools to allow access for those in other regions. Microsoft was quick to act and issued a takedown demand to […]

Sep 11th, 2014, by in Latest news

At the IFA 2014 trade show last week, Microsoft unveiled the Lumia 730, the Lumia 735, and the Lumia 830. The handsets will soon start selling in Europe, and ‘soon’ arrive in the United States. Now, Microsoft is prepping for their launch in Russia also, as the handsets have now gone up for the pre-order. […]

Jan 16th, 2014, by in Latest news

Addressing the Russian government, Microsoft who owns the voice-over-IP and instant messaging service Skype, said that it will provide law enforcement officials with the information about Russian Skype users if required. The software giant will keep data of users during a six month period and share it with Putin’s secret police, the KGB. Microsoft has made it clear that […]

Oct 27th, 2010, by in Latest news

The Russian state plans to revamp its computer services with a Windows rival to reduce its dependenc

Sep 15th, 2010, by in Latest news

Microsoft on Wednesday said it would supply free software to Russian nongovernmental organisations a

Sep 13th, 2010, by in Latest news

Microsoft’s top lawyer said on Monday that the company is taking action in the wake of a report that its antipiracy efforts have been used by the Russian government as a means to monitor computers of dissident groups in that country.

In a blog post, general counsel Brad Smith said that the company is hiring an outside law firm to investigate a report in The New York Times that the Russian government has used Microsoft’s antipiracy efforts as a pretext to search computers of potential dissidents and, separately, that some lawyers hired by Microsoft have worked with corrupt police to shake down businesses over the piracy issue…

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