Two weeks after the Ukrainian authorities banned leading Russian Internet sites as part of sanctions affecting 468 Russian legal entities, Yandex announced that the Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) conducted searches at the company’s offices in Kiev and Odessa.
Yandex.Ukraine management and employees are accused of having gathered personal data of Ukrainian users and transmitted them to Russian security services.
Ukrainian hacker sentenced by US court for “the largest known computer hacking and securities fraud scheme”
Yesterday Ukrainian hacker Vadym Iermolovych, 29, was sentenced to 30 months in prison by the US court after he was charged with “conspiracy to commit wire fraud, conspiracy to commit computer hacking, and aggravated identity theft” last year.
In addition to the prison term, Iermolovych was sentenced to three years of supervised release and ordered to pay restitution of some $3 million.
Last week US President Donald Trump signed a decree “Buy American, employ American workers,” which strengthens the protection of certain goods produced in America and calls for a revision of the H-1B visa program.
This program promotes the work of highly qualified foreign specialists in the US in order to reform this program.
If Ukrainian mobile phone users are tired of their tariff plans or fed up with poor service, they face a tough choice: either they stay with their current provider and suffer on, or change networks and be forced to change their number as well.
Such a dilemma doesn’t exist in the more than 70 countries where mobile number portability is available. Portability allows customers to move freely among networks, taking their number with them wherever they go.
The acquisition took place a month after US tech giant made its video offer available in Ukraine along with other 200 countries and territories around the globe.
The Crimea prosecution office, whose role is to apply Ukrainian law in a territory which has been under Russian control since March 2014, has filed a lawsuit against Booking.com.
The company, which is incorporated in the Netherlands, is accused of “violating Ukrainian and international law, as well as sanctions, not only by cooperating with bandit self-constituted authorities, but also by advertising and letting book accommodation in Crimean hotels which were stolen from Ukraine.”
Earlier this week the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine’s parliament, approved amendments to the Ukrainian export legislation, which may facilitate the export of services. The new legislation will apply to all exporting companies, including service providers and freelancers from the IT industry.
The new legislation lifts the obligation to sign a paper contract, use a rubber stamp, provide a report of completion and translate documents from English to Ukrainian when delivering services to a client from outside the country.