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Kaspersky Lab launches free antivirus solution worldwide

Eugene Kaspersky, the Chief Executive Officer of Russia-based cybersecurity company, Kaspersky, recently announced the global availability of a free lightweight antivirus solution, called Kaspersky Free, on his official blog.     It goes without saying that the features of Kaspersky Free won’t be as comprehensive as Kaspersky’s paid-for solutions, such as Kaspersky Internet…

Russia will ban VPNs and proxies from November 1

Russian president Vladmir Putin has just signed a law that bans VPNs, proxies, or any other internet tools that may provide access to websites banned in Russia, or allow people to browse the web anonymously. The law will come into effect starting November 1, according to a Reuters report.   The law has already been approved…

Kaspersky will do anything to prove it’s not on anyone’s side

The U.S. government has its suspicions about Kaspersky having shady affiliations with the Russian government, and threatens to ban the anti-virus software in its draft defense bill. Founder Eugene Kaspersky has rebutted American government claims by saying it has never helped any government in the world for the purpose of cyber espionage.   To further…

Burger King to accept Bitcoin in Russia

Russian Burger King restaurants have announced that they are due to start accepting Bitcoin as a payment method.   A Moscow branch of the burger chain has started piloting Bitcoin payments, with officials now confirming a nationwide rollout. Burger King has also begun the hunt for an IT professional able to implement the relevant software.…

Russia has vending machines that are selling fake Instagram likes

Why bother tediously flooding the caption of your Instagram photos with a million hashtags just to attract more likes, when you can easily achieve the same objective by sparing some pocket change instead? This is exactly the rationale behind vending machines such as the one above, which dispenses Instagram likes instead of chilled beverages. For…

Android Pay to launch in Taiwan, Spain, Brazil, Russia and Canada

  Google has announced that Android Pay will be available in five new markets: Taiwan, Spain, Brazil, Russia and Canada.   So far, Google has officially confirmed that Android Pay is launching in Taiwan. Furthermore, the company unveiled plans to expand its mobile payment app to Canada, Spain, Brazil and Russia.   Russia media reports…