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OneWeb Satellite Internet Service Says Has Not Offered Stake to Russia

The US satellite startup OneWeb, which plans to create a worldwide Internet network using satellites, said on Friday that it had not offered the Russian government a stake in the project. Sources had earlier told Reuters that OneWeb had offered to sell a 12.5 percent stake to Russia, a move it hoped would allay Moscow’s concerns about the company’s satellite […]

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Russia Tightens Control of Anonymous Messenger Apps

Tightening its control over popular anonymous chat apps, the Russian government has approved regulations that would identify users by their cellphone numbers. The measures signed Tuesday by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev are part of Russia’s moves to clamp down on smartphone messenger services, such as Telegram, that authorities claim are used by criminals and terrorists. […]

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Yandex, Russia’s Biggest Internet Search Engine, Trumpets Fastest Growth in 6 Years

Russia’s biggest Internet search engine Yandex has registered its fastest growth in six years, it said on Monday as the company raised its 2018 revenue forecast, lifting its share price by almost 8 percent. The company, which competes with Google and Mail.Ru, said it expects 2018 revenue to grow by 35-38 percent in rouble terms, up from a previous forecast […]

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Russia Opposes US OneWeb Satellite Service, Cites Security Concerns

Russia’s state security agency is opposing a high-level deal for the US OneWeb satellite startup to bring Internet access to remote parts of the country because it says the project could be used to gather intelligence and damage national security. OneWeb, which plans to use a constellation of hundreds of satellites to provide a worldwide Internet […]