Netflix refuses to carry Russian state TV channels

Netflix isn’t bowing to Russian pressure to carry state-owned TV channels. The streaming service confirmed to Variety that it wouldn’t carry the 20 free state channels required under a Russian law, including Channel One, NTV and Spa. via Technology and News Today https://www.engadget.com/netflix-will-not-carry-russia-state-tv-channels-222034848.html

A ransomware group paid the price for backing Russia

As Russia’s invasion of Ukraine enters its fifth day, a coalition led by the US and Europe has mounted a coordinated response focused on financial sanctions and, increasingly, military aid. via Technology and News Today https://www.theverge.com/2022/2/28/22955246/conti-ransomware-russia-ukraine-chat-logs-leaked

Bitcoin mining is ‘less green than ever’ after leaving China

Bitcoin’s carbon dioxide pollution has gotten even worse since China ousted Bitcoin miners last year, according to a new analysis. It’s likely the result of Bitcoin miners substituting China’s abundant hydropower with coal and gas, experts say. via Technology and News Today https://www.theverge.com/2022/2/28/22954859/bitcoin-mining-pollution-china-ban

Russian State Media Hacked to Show Casualty Numbers for Russian Soldiers in Ukraine War

Russia has not released the number of casualties it has faced in its ongoing invasion. Hackers aimed to change that. Hacking. Disinformation. Surveillance. CYBER is Motherboard’s podcast and reporting on the dark underbelly of the internet. via Technology and News Today https://www.vice.com/en/article/y3vxkg/russian-state-media-tass-hacked-casualty-numbers

The Terrible Truth So Many Experts Missed About Russia

The belief that Vladimir Putin was bluffing, that he would never give the order for the nearly 200,000-man army he had spent months amassing on the borders of Ukraine to invade, persisted as late as 5:45am Moscow time the day of the attack, when, grimacing in a red tie, Russia’s ruler of almost 23 via Technology and News Today https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2022/02/ukraine-invasion-putin-is-ruling-alone.html