Russian court rejects call to ban facial recognition technology
16 November 2019 | 8:00 am
Moscow plans to vastly expand its facial recognition program. Activist Alena Popova tried to push back against authorities, arguing the technology violates privacy laws — but a Russian court disagreed.
7 Mar 2021
Russia is offering its Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine for free to citizens. In Moscow, where infection rates are high, widespread vaccination is seen as the way out of pandemic restrictions. Muscovites can even get the jab on a shopping trip.
16 Mar 2021
Some 200 people, including scores of opposition politicians, were detained during a meeting in Moscow. The police claim participants were breaking COVID-19 rules.
30 Mar 2021
A report that German submarines are navigating the globe with Russian hardware has sparked security concerns. The newspaper Bild claims that the equipment is "open" to cyber sabotage and even "full loss of operability."
14 Apr 2021
The Russian foreign minister has arrived in Tehran for talks with Iranian leaders on how to salvage the nuclear agreement with world powers. Talks on EU sanctions and the 'cyber operation' at Natanz are also expected.
15 Apr 2021
Ikenna Nzewi, Co-founder of Releaf speaks to GuardianTV on how Releaf is currently industrializing food using technology to accelerate agriculture in Nigeria and Africa.
25 Apr 2021
Moscow had promised to take "retaliatory measures" after the Czech Republic expelled 18 Russian diplomats over a deadly explosion in 2014.
30 Apr 2021
The move comes after President Vladimir Putin signed a decree to limit the number of Russians employed at embassies of countries deemed to be "unfriendly."
30 May 2021
Art collectors and musicians have been advised to take advantage of technology in making and selling a non-fungible token, NFT.
13 Jun 2021
A food giant will sell wearable technology for cows to help cut greenhouse gases.
10 Jun 2021
The court decided to outlaw organizations founded by jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny. In preparation for the ruling, his associates have broken up their organizations.
18 Jun 2021
The Kremlin has blamed nihilism, the spread of new variants and low vaccination rates as the Russian capital reported a record number of daily infections.
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