Contents tagged with Vkontakte

  • Ukrainian Security Service asks Google and Apple to block Russian mobile apps

    The Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) is in talks with Google and Apple to impose a ban on mobile applications of Russian companies which are under Ukrainian sanctions, Radio Liberty reports, citing the SBU’s press service.

    "As of today, discussions are continuing with Google and Apple regarding legal ways to block mobile applications developed by legal entities, which have been subject to special economic and other restrictive measures (sanctions) and which provide access to the resources/ …

  • Russian social networks VKontakte and Odnoklassniki in Ukraine’s top 10 most visited sites

    In May, the five most visited domains in Ukraine were Google, Youtube, Facebook, VKontakte and Ukr.Net.

    The daily average and monthly coverage of the Ukrainian audience for VKontakte were 18% and 35% respectively of those included in the poll.

    The Russian social network VKontakte, banned by the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC), has remained in fourth place, and the other Russian social network Odnoklassniki remains in the top ten most visited sites. These were the results of a …

  • Russian VKontake and Yandex are among the top 5 visited websites in Ukraine

    Russian sites VKontakte and Yandex, which are banned in Ukraine, were included in the top five visited sites in December 2017, according to a study by the company Factum Group Ukraine.This was stated on (Internet Association of Ukraine), as reported by Ukrainski Novyny.

    According to the research, in the ranking of sites on the Ukrainian Internet, the top five sites in Ukraine are: Google, YouTube and Facebook (usage is 88%, 74%, and 54% respectively); in fourth place is VKontakte (39%), …

  • Russian social network Vkontakte recognized as pirate site in the US

    Vkontakte have been added to a list of the world's largest Internet resources that distribute pirated content. The social network has been added to the list, which is kept by the office of the US Trade Representative (USTR), Voice of America reported.

    The USTR noted that the social network "is taking steps to combat piracy” and trying to protect copyrights. However, this has turned out to not be enough.

    "Despite these positive changes, Vkontakte continues to conduct illegal activities, …

  • Mail.Ru Group estimates $13 million losses due to blocking of its services on the territory of Ukraine

    Due to the blocking of VKontakte, Odnoklassniki, and other Mail.Ru Group services in Ukraine, the company will lose about 1.5% of its revenues in 2017, which is about 790 million to 809 million rubles or slightly over thirteen million dollars. This is reported in the company's report for the second quarter of 2017.

    "The blocking of our products in Ukraine in the second quarter had an adverse impact on our revenues. We estimate the negative impact at 1.5% of our total revenue in 2017. Despite …

  • Ukraine sends a letter to the EU citing ‘Russian aggression’ as the reason for blocking access to Russian websites

    Ukraine sent a letter to the Council of Europe detailing its official position on the blocking of Russian Internet sites and the introduction of economic sanctions against companies from the Russian Federation.

    According to the Evropeiska Pravda publication, the European Council posted a notice about the receipt of this document from Ukraine on its web site dedicated to the safety of journalists.

    “The aggression of the Russian Federation and the problems that Ukraine faces require appropriate …

  • Security Service of Ukraine opened 34 criminal proceedings against users of VKontakte and Odnoklassniki social networks

    Since early 2017, the Security Service of Ukraine has opened 34 criminal proceedings against users of the social networks, VKontakte and Odnoklassniki, on charges of spreading anti-Ukrainian propaganda, the press service of the SBU reports.

    "During January - June 2017 the SBU filed cases against the account owners and administrators of the social networks VKontakte and Odnoklassniki, for disseminating appeals to overthrow the constitutional system and state power in the country, as well as …

  • VKontakte and Yandex remain in the top 5 visited websites in Ukraine in spite of sanctions

    According to a study by Factum Group Ukraine, Russian resources VKontakte and Yandex, which have been banned in Ukraine, were included in the top-5 ranked websites visited by Ukrainian users in June 2017, the press service of the Internet Association reports.The top five are Google, Youtube, Facebook, VKontakte and Yandex. Odnoklassniki and made the top 10, in 6th and 9th place, respectively.

    On May 16, 2017, President Petro Poroshenko signed a decree enacting the decision of the …

  • Ukrainian President refused to lift ban on VKontakte social network

    The President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko responded to a public petition demanding to unlock the Russian social network VKontakte, as reported on the website of the President Administration.

    “I do not think it is possible to support the electronic petition to unlock the Internet resource Vkontakte,” he said in response to the petition. As Poroshenko noted, the application of special economic and restrictive measures to the Russian holding Group and other Russian Internet companies for …

  • After the ban on Russian social networks, the number of Ukrainian Facebook users grew by 25%

    The Ukrainian audience on Facebook has grown by almost a 25% in the past two weeks adding 1.5 million users, as reported by Watcher online newspaper.

    As of today, Facebook has 8.3 million Ukrainian users. According to the methodology established by the American social network, users are considered to be people who have been logged in and used the social network at least once within the last 30 days.

    Over the past 8 years - since April 2009 – the Facebook audience in Ukraine has grown by 131 …