Spotify will ‘fully suspend’ service in Russia

Spotify is shuttering more of its Russian operations in response to that country’s invasion of Ukraine. In a statement to Variety, the company said it would “fully suspend” service in Russia for an indefinite period. via Technology and News Today

Microsoft is tied to hundreds of millions of dollars in foreign bribes, whistleblower alleges

In 2016, Yasser Elabd noticed a $40,000 payment to a client in Africa that didn’t smell right. The payment came from Microsoft’s business investment fund — money meant for closing deals and opening up new lines of business. via Technology and News Today

Google was quietly collecting your Messages and Phone app data

What you need to knowA new study found that the Messages and Phone apps were quietly sending your text and call information to Google.Both communications apps did not get user consent or offer users the opportunity to opt out, potentially violating the EU’s GDPR. via Technology and News Today