Russia tightens internet grip as Yandex sells assets to state-owned VK

Russia tightens internet grip as Yandex sells assets to state-owned VK

Russian tech giants Yandex and VK agree to swap some assets Yandex sells newsfeed and homepage to state-controlled VK Yandex gets Delivery Club food service in return This content was produced in Russia where the law limits coverage of Russian military operations in Ukraine MOSCOW, Aug 23 (Reuters) – Russia’s government tightened its grip on … Read more

Rogers network outage hits millions of Canadians, sparks outrage

Rogers network outage hits millions of Canadians, sparks outrage

Rogers dominates the telecommunications sector in Canada Banking services down, transportation disrupted The outage renews criticism of competition in the telecommunications sector TORONTO/OTTAWA, July 8 (Reuters) – A major network outage at one of Canada’s largest telecom operators shut down access to banking, transportation and government for millions of people all day Friday , sparking … Read more

Japanese KDDI shares fall nearly 4% after giant mobile network outage

Japanese KDDI shares fall nearly 4% after giant mobile network outage

A man wearing a mask checks his mobile phone at a shopping district amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Tokyo, Japan, May 25, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Nearly 40 million users affected by the outage; data service largely restored Stocks recoup some losses after an opening … Read more

KDDI aims to restore service on Sunday after 40 million users affected

KDDI aims to restore service on Sunday after 40 million users affected

A man wearing a protective face mask takes a photo with his mobile phone at midday at Shibuya Crossing during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Tokyo, Japan March 31, 2020. REUTERS/Issei Kato Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register TOKYO, July 3 (Reuters) – Japanese mobile operator KDDI Corp (9433.T) said it … Read more

Taliban demand release of funds frozen after deadly earthquake

Taliban demand release of funds frozen after deadly earthquake

The earthquake killed more than 1,000 people Sanctions and frozen central bank assets are curbing the flow of funding Taliban spokesman says relief must be prioritized KABUL, June 25 (Reuters) – Afghanistan’s Taliban administration on Saturday called on international governments to roll back sanctions and lift the freeze on central bank assets following the earthquake … Read more