US, EU to Kick Some Russian Banks Off SWIFT Banking System
A protester holds a banner calling for Russia to be banned from the SWIFT banking system, during a demonstration Saturday against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The demonstration took place in Brussels, in front the building of the Permanent Mission of Russia to the EU. Omar Havana/Getty Images The US... Read more
In Alaska, Beavers Are Engineering a New Tundra
This story originally appeared on High Country News and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Cyrus Harris hopped on a snowmobile one day in early January and zoomed up a peninsula near Kotzebue, Alaska, to break trail for his sled dogs. “The first beaver dam I’m running into... Read more
Cyber threat grows after Russia SWIFT sanctions over Ukraine
Join today’s leading executives online at the Data Summit on March 9th. Register here. Cyber experts warned of increased risk of cyberattacks from Russia, following the latest sanctions announced over Ukraine — which dropped major Russian banks from the SWIFT financial system. Russian President Vladimir Putin has threatened retaliation... Read more
Russia Invades Ukraine: Latest Updates as Russian Forces Meet Determined Resistance
A demonstration against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, in front of NATO headquarters in Brussels. Omar Havana/Getty Images Russia invaded Ukraine on Thursday in a move it termed a “special military operation” but that US President Joe Biden called a “brutal assault … without justification” and Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy... Read more
7 Best Controllers for PC, Accessibility, Switch, PS5, Xbox
Years ago, third-party gaming controllers were dirt cheap and notorious for poor craftsmanship—especially the eggshell-plastic MadCatz knockoffs. Every household had one. It was reserved for kid siblings and houseguests you maybe didn’t like that much. Those kinds of controllers gave third-party gamepads a bad name—one that persists to this... Read more
Going on offense: Ukraine forms an ‘IT army,’ Nvidia hacks back
Join today’s leading executives online at the Data Summit on March 9th. Register here. It’s not directly related to the emerging cyber resistance against Russia in Ukraine — but the reports that Nvidia has turned the tables on its attacker in a ransomware incident this week does seem to... Read more
Big Tech’s Russia problem – Vox
On Friday morning, as Russia continued its unprovoked attacks on Ukraine, its government also launched an assault on Facebook, announcing that it would begin “partially restricting” access to the social media network in Russia, where there are an estimated 70 million users, because Facebook allegedly restricted pro-Russian news sites.... Read more
Facebook, Twitter Limit Ads During Russian Invasion of Ukraine
A man checks a smartphone for information while taking shelter in a metro station in Kyiv, Ukraine, on Thursday. Daniel Leal/Getty Images Facebook parent Meta and fellow social media giant Twitter reacted to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine with pronouncements Friday about ads on their respective platforms. Meta said Russian... Read more
DDoS Attempts Hit Russia as Ukraine Conflict Intensifies
When Russian president Vladimir Putin launched an unprovoked war against Ukraine this week, he did so with a warning that any interference from the West would be met with a response “never seen” in history. The implied nuclear threat has little if any precedent over the last several decades,... Read more
Report: Two-thirds of consumers would rather use a chatbot than browse a website
Join today’s leading executives online at the Data Summit on March 9th. Register here. Conversational marketing agents, or chatbots, have become practically ubiquitous on the internet today. According to, not only do eight out of 10 people say they’ve used a chatbot in the past, but the vast... Read more