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Elon Musk says Tesla, SpaceX facing significant inflation pressures – National

Tesla Inc Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk said on Sunday the U.S. electric carmaker and his rocket company SpaceX are facing significant inflationary pressures in raw materials and logistics. Musk in a tweet also asked about inflation rate outlook and said his companies “are not alone”, retweeting an article saying Russian conflict sent commodity prices […]

Ukraine starts using AI to identify the dead, uncover assailants amid Russian invasion – National

Ukraine‘s defense ministry on Saturday began using Clearview AI’s facial recognition technology, the company’s chief executive told Reuters, after the U.S. startup offered to uncover Russian assailants, combat misinformation and identify the dead. Ukraine is receiving free access to Clearview AI’s powerful search engine for faces, letting authorities potentially vet people of interest at checkpoints, […]

Cryptocurrency a ‘double-edged sword’ in Ukraine-Russia war, experts say – National

Cryptocurrency has emerged as a “double-edged sword” in the war between Russia and Ukraine, but experts say it’s more likely to support citizens on both sides of the conflict than help oligarchs and other officials skirt economic sanctions. The invasion of Ukraine, now stretching into its second week, has spawned western sanctions directed at Russian […]

Russia blocks Facebook, Twitter as platforms refuse content requests – National

Russia is blocking Meta Platforms Inc’s Facebook, the country’s communications regulator said on Friday, in response to what it said were restrictions on access to Russian media on the platform. The regulator, Roskomnadzor, said there had been 26 cases of discrimination against Russian media by Facebook since October 2020, with access restricted to state-backed channels […]

Ukraine targeted by Russian, Belarusian phishing campaigns, cyberattacks: Google – National

Alphabet Inc’s Google says it has seen Russian hackers well-known to law enforcement, including FancyBear, engaging in espionage, phishing campaigns and other attacks targeting Ukraine and its European allies in recent weeks. Google’s Threat Analysis Group, which focuses on disrupting computer hackers and issuing warnings about them to users, said in a blog post on […]

Canadian tech companies to welcome Ukrainians to their workforce – National

When Russia started waging war against Ukraine last month, Vancouver recruiter VanHack was so anxious to help that it immediately created a directory of Ukrainian tech workers willing and eager to relocate for a job or to work remotely. The company waived or offered to donate the placement fees for Ukrainian hires to charities and […]

Russia to ban Instagram over ‘calls to commit violent acts’ – National

Russian regulators said Friday that internet users will be blocked from accessing Instagram because it’s being used to call for violence against Russian soldiers, in Moscow’s latest move to tighten up access to foreign social platforms. The communications and media regulator, Roskomnadzor, said in a statement that it’s restricting national access to Instagram because the […]

Canada’s spy service warns cyberspace makes nation’s secrets more vulnerable – National

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted March 11, 2022 4:36 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ A senior official at Canada’s spy service says the expansion of cyberspace is making it easier for foreign adversaries to pilfer secrets. Cherie Henderson, an interim assistant director with the […]

Twitter launches new version of site that can bypass Russia restrictions – National

Twitter has launched a privacy-protected version of its site to bypass surveillance and censorship after Russia restricted access to its service in the country. Russia has blocked access to Facebook and has limited Twitter in an attempt to try to restrict the flow of information about its war in Ukraine. Both companies have said they […]

Meta to allow ‘violent speech’ against Russian soldiers, leaders in some countries – National

Meta Platforms will allow Facebook and Instagram users in some countries to call for violence against Russians and Russian soldiers in the context of the Ukraine invasion, according to internal emails seen by Reuters on Thursday, in a temporary change to its hate speech policy. The social media company is also temporarily allowing some posts […]