russia-ukraine invasion

Two years since Russia’s invasion, Ukraine’s startups soldier on

This weekend marks exactly two years since Russia’s illegal, unprovoked and brutal invasion of Ukraine. Despite overwhelming odds and continued hiccups in the supplies of Western aid to fight off Ru

It’s time to accelerate integration of commercial space tech into the US Department of Defense

The U.S. should accelerate the incorporation of commercial space capabilities into national defense plans and operations.

Belarus hackers target foreign diplomats with help of local ISPs, researchers say

Hackers with apparent links to the Belarusian government have been targeting foreign diplomats in the country for nearly 10 years, according to security researchers. On Thursday, antivirus firm ESET p

Twitter is now resurfacing official Russian accounts in search results

A year after Twitter restricted the Russian government accounts on its platform, the social network appears to have removed those blockings. The Elon Musk-owned platform has resumed surfacing accounts

What happened when this entrepreneur put her startup on hold to help Ukraine, and told VCs to donate

When Russia invaded her home country of Ukraine, U.K.-based tech entrepreneur Irra Ariella Khi, co-founder of Zamna, set up a fundraising page to directly support people inside Ukraine. Khi’s father

5 reasons why Ukraine’s fintech sector is growing despite war

Despite the hurdles of war, the Ukrainian fintech community is working to create better infrastructure and regulation for the country.

Intel suspends operations in Russia 

A month after stopping shipments to customers in Russia and Belarus, Intel has now suspended all business operations in Russia.  In a statement, the company said, “Intel continues to join the globa

3 things you can do right now to support Ukraine’s IT sector

As members of the global tech community, we are uniquely positioned to help Ukraine at this critical juncture. Here are three ways you can pitch in.

Clubhouse adds new ‘protected profile’ setting option for all users

Clubhouse is launching a protected profile setting to allow users to only make their full profile available to people they approve as followers, the company announced on Wednesday. The change is being

Why web3’s wealthy are donating crypto instead of cash

As the Russia-Ukraine war rages on, crypto has become an integral tool for donors abroad to support Ukraine. The success of crypto-native fundraising campaigns in this context is reflective of a broad

PayPal expands services to allow users to send money to Ukrainians

PayPal is expanding its services to allow its users to send money to Ukrainians, the company announced on Thursday. Prior to this expansion, users in Ukraine could only use PayPal to send money out of

Ukraine’s president signs law to legalize crypto as digital donations roll in

A month ago, Ukraine’s parliament passed a bill to legalize cryptocurrency, preparing a framework for the regulation and management of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum. Today, the coun

Lifesaver and Techfugees launch to send power banks to Ukrainian refugees

During the invasion of Ukraine by Russia, millions of people have become IDPs (internally displaced people) or refugees fleeing to border countries. During this time, the smartphone has taken on an en

How European startups are aiding Ukrainian refugees

Thomas Duscha, founder and CEO of Berlin-based battery swapping startup Swobbee, was in Poland visiting family in early March when the reach of the Ukraine crisis galvanized him to action. “I was ju

Lyft, Uber add surcharge due to high gas prices

Lyft and Uber are adding temporary fuel surcharges to fares for ride-hail and deliveries as fuel prices around the country rise. The rising prices are due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, which

Google adds Air Raid Alerts to Android phones in Ukraine

Google is starting to introduce a rapid Air Raid Alerts system for Android phones in Ukraine, the company announced on Thursday. The new feature is the tech giant’s latest update on its response

Amazon suspends access to Prime Video in Russia, halts shipments to the country

Amazon is suspending access to Prime Video for customers based in Russia amid the country’s invasion of Ukraine. In a blog post about the announcement, the company also noted that it has suspend

Netflix, PayPal, Adobe and others join tech companies suspending business in Russia

Numerous tech companies are joining the growing list of tech brands that are suspending their operations in Russia amid its invasion of Ukraine. The latest batch of companies doing so includes several

Samsung suspends product shipments to Russia

Samsung Electronics has suspended shipments of all products to Russia “due to the current geopolitical developments,” the company said on Saturday. “We continue to actively monitor this comp

TikTok suspends content in Russia in response to ‘fake news’ law

TikTok is suspending livestreaming and new content to its video service in response to Russia’s new “fake news” law, the company said on Sunday. The law, which the lower chamber of R
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