Elon Musk’s X accused of violating EU digital laws, Musk says EU offered illegal secret deal

Elon Musk’s X (Formerly Twitter) has been accused by the European Union (EU) of multiple violations of the Digital Services Act, which can potentially lead to hefty fines for the social media platform. One key violation includes allowing people to Read More …

Why and how TikTok was banned in New Caledonia

Speaking in Paris on the evening of Wednesday, May 15, French Prime Minister Gabriel Attal announced that the high commissioner for the French Pacific territory of New Caledonia had “banned TikTok” across the entire archipelago, in addition to a series Read More …

Israel’s Cabinet votes to shut down Al Jazeera operations in Israel

Israel’s cabinet on Sunday voted unanimously to shut down the Qatari news outlet Al Jazeera’s operations in Israel, nearly six months after first announcing its intentions to do so due to security concerns related to the Israel-Hamas war. The decision, Read More …

Russia slaps sanctions on UK IT sector

Moscow has blacklisted 22 British government officials, members of the IT sector and legal service market as a measure of retaliation, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement. Those blacklisted particularly include employees of British companies, namely Micro Focus, Read More …

Microsoft Announces Suspension of Cloud Services in Russia Amid EU Sanctions

Microsoft has announced that it will suspend access to its cloud services for companies based in Russia, effective March 20. This move comes as a direct response to the European Union’s 12th package of sanctions against Russia, specifically EU regulation Read More …

Pakistan cuts off phone and internet services on election day

Pakistan has temporarily suspended mobile phone network and internet services across the country to combat any “possible threats,” a top ministry said, as the South Asian nation commences its national election. In a statement, Pakistan’s interior ministry said the move Read More …

Pakistan: Balochistan decides to ‘restrict’ internet service in ‘sensitive polling booths’

The caretaker government in Balochistan has decided to keep the internet service restricted in the sensitive polling booths in certain areas of the province in the lead-up to the February 8 polls amid dire security risks due to a spike Read More …

Microsoft suspends new sales in Russia

Microsoft has now committed over $35 million to support humanitarian assistance and relief efforts for Ukraine. This includes more than $18 million worth of Microsoft technology to help organizations such as the Polish Humanitarian Action respond to critical needs and Read More …