Contents tagged with Yandex

  • Kremlin considers blocking news aggregators in Russia

    News websites in Russia that collect, display and link to related content may be blocked for not fulfilling the requirements regarding restriction of foreign ownership.

    “Sanctions for failure to comply with the requirements will include restricted access of the Russian service providers to the news aggregator until the owner of the aggregator fulfils the requirements,” said an explanatory note published in the State Duma’s electronic database.

    At the request of the authorized federal …

  • Lithuanian security services accuse online service Yandex.Taxi of transferring user data to Russia

    The service Yandex.Taxi, working in Lithuania is transferring data to Russian IP-addresses, according to the National Center for Cybersecurity (NSCC) under the Ministry of Defense of Lithuania.

    In a statement published on the center’s website, specialists of the NSCC state that, after conducting an analysis of the application, they found that the application “maintains active communication with 11 IP-addresses, most of which are located in Russia.”

    “NSCC employees found that this application …

  • 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%), …

  • Employees of Yandex evacuated after Putin’s visit

    The offices of the company Yandex, which President Vladimir Putin visited on Thursday, were evacuated soon after his departure, the BBC Russian service reports.

    Some of the staff say that a fire alarm went off, whereas others say that Yandex was due to a bomb threat.

    According to TASS news agency, nearly 3000 people were evacuated from the company’s offices.

    The Russian president came to Yandex in order to congratulate the company on its 20th anniversary, as well as to see its engineering – …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • Despite sanctions Russian Yandex online services still accessible in Ukraine

    Services Yandex.Maps, Yandex.Taxi and Yandex.Traffic are accessible again in Ukraine through different internet service providers, as reported by news website citing internet users  as well as  Olexandr Fedienko, the Chairman of the Management Board of the Internet Association of Ukraine.

    “Access has been available for two days. But this is not because operators stopped blocking it. This is rather due to Yandex services moving to other cloud network and being hosted there now. Now …

  • Yandex decided to close its offices in Ukraine

    Yandex has decided to close its offices in Kyiv and Odessa because of the sanctions imposed by Ukraine, as reported by Interfax." included on the sanctions list and in fact is unable to conduct business in Ukraine. In particular, all accounts of the company are frozen so we cannot pay salaries to our employees. Therefore we decided to close offices in Kyiv and Odessa," the representative of the company, Ochir Mandzhikov said. He noted that the staff will be offered positions in other …

  • Security Service of Ukraine conducted searches in the offices of Russian media giant Yandex

    On May 29, the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) conducted searches in the Kyiv and Odessa offices of the Russian internet search and IT Company Yandex. Yandex stated that they do not know the reasons for the search.

    "Representatives of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) are currently in our offices in Kyiv and Odessa. We do not have information regarding the reasons for today's actions of the SBU. Attorneys have already left for our offices. Within the framework of legal procedures, we are …

  • Google will pay Russia a $6.75 million fine following complaint by Yandex

    The Moscow Court has approved a settlement agreement between Google and the Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) of the Russian Federation, Deputy Head of the FAS Alexei Dotsenko told reporters. He confirms that Google will abandon exclusive pre-installation of its applications on Android mobile devices, and will not limit the pre-installation of third-party applications, in particular, to the home screen of the device.

    As part of the settlement agreement, Google will also pay an earlier- …