Disgruntled Russians mock Putin’s military operation as war with Ukraine drags on and sanctions take a toll

November and December are known as the most depressing months in Moscow. The days are short and dark, and the weather is too cold and wet to be outdoors much but still too warm and rainy to enjoy the real Russian winter. This year, the feeling of melancholy is increased by the sight of shuttered … Continue reading Disgruntled Russians mock Putin’s military operation as war with Ukraine drags on and sanctions take a toll

Government investment in the tech sector will end brain drain – Expert

A technology enthusiast, Roseline Ilori has urged the federal and state governments to invest massively in technology. llori said funding software development, robotics, artificial intelligence, bio-medicine, voice biometrics and other technology spectra would curb brain drain. A statement on Saturday by the Founder/CEO of Bridge57 Solutions Ltd said making tech a priority will check the … Continue reading Government investment in the tech sector will end brain drain – Expert

‘Golden parachutes’ worth $122m available for fired Twitter executives

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com Three top executives of Twitter Inc fired by new owner Elon Musk stand to receive separation payouts totaling some $122 million, research firm Equilar said on Friday. Musk fired Twitter Chief Executive Parag Agrawal, Chief Financial Officer Ned Segal, and legal affairs and policy chief Vijaya Gadde, according to people familiar … Continue reading ‘Golden parachutes’ worth $122m available for fired Twitter executives

China’s Huawei, ZTE telecommunications equipment listed as national security threat to the US

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is preparing to ban imports of new telecommunications equipment from China's Huawei Technologies and ZTE, according to media reports. Last week, FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel circulated the proposed ban to the other three commissioners for final approval, according to media reports. Under the ban, the Chinese companies cannot sell … Continue reading China’s Huawei, ZTE telecommunications equipment listed as national security threat to the US

Russia to lose over $600m as Nissan abandons business in the country

Photo by Albin Berlin on Pexels.com Nissan said it will transfer its shares in its Russian business to state-owned entity NAMI for $0.97, taking a loss of $687 million in the latest costly exit from the country by a global company. Russia's industry and trade ministry said that Nissan will transfer its shares to NAMI, … Continue reading Russia to lose over $600m as Nissan abandons business in the country

How tech giants are combating inflation

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com Rising inflation and looming recessions are squeezing household finances, but businesses also worry about an economic downturn. This is not just because of higher bills, but also because consumers spend less and finance from banks and investors dries up when the economy worsens. Even strong industries such as technology feel … Continue reading How tech giants are combating inflation

Suspected Chinese hackers tampered with widely used Canadian chat program -researchers

Suspected Chinese hackers tampered with widely used software distributed by a small Canadian customer service company, another example of a “supply chain compromise” made infamous by the hack on U.S. networking company SolarWinds. U.S. cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike will say in an upcoming blog post seen by Reuters that it had discovered malicious software being distributed … Continue reading Suspected Chinese hackers tampered with widely used Canadian chat program -researchers

Why US suspended drone technology export licenses to Turkey

Twenty-five U.S. Representatives have joined Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI) and Rep. Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) in a bipartisan call upon the State Department to suspend export licenses for US drone technology to Turkey, pending an official investigation into the destabilizing role of Turkey’s drone programs in the Caucasus, South Asia, the Eastern Mediterranean and around the … Continue reading Why US suspended drone technology export licenses to Turkey

Biden administration targeting China’s tech sector

Restrictions on semiconductor shipments could reportedly be introduced next month The US government plans next month to tighten restrictions on the country's shipments of semiconductors used for artificial intelligence, along with chipmaking tools, to China, Reuters reported this week, citing its sources. People familiar with the matter told the news outlet that the Commerce Department … Continue reading Biden administration targeting China’s tech sector

Elon Musk cites whistleblower revelations in new filing to scrap Twitter deal

Elon Musk made a fresh filing to terminate his Twitter deal, citing new revelations from the platform’s former security boss about major security gaps and misleading account data, a document made public Tuesday showed. In their filing to the Securities and Exchange Commission, Musk’s lawyers said the information recently provided by whistleblower Peiter Zatko illustrated … Continue reading Elon Musk cites whistleblower revelations in new filing to scrap Twitter deal

Germany to achieve gas storage target in September

FILE: landfall facility of the Nord Stream 1 Baltic Sea pipeline and the transfer station of the OPAL gas pipeline, in Lubmin, Germany, July 2022Markus Schreiber/Copyright 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved Germany's gas reserves are at 80% and are on track to meet its 85% target  Gas reserves are filling up "faster than expected" in … Continue reading Germany to achieve gas storage target in September

Germany attracting global attention with hydrogen-powered passenger trains

The first rail line to be entirely run with hydrogen-powered trains powered by fuel cell propulsion will start operating in Germany. The route of the trains will travel through Bremervrde, Lower Saxony, as part of a €93 million agreement between state subsidiary Landesnahverkehrsgesellschaft Niedersachsen, the owners of the railway, and Alstom, builders of the Coradia … Continue reading Germany attracting global attention with hydrogen-powered passenger trains