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Russia Ends Ineffective Ban on Telegram Encrypted Messaging App

Russia this week lifted a nearly two-year ban on messenger app Telegram after it failed to prevent the encrypted platform from being widely used, reports Reuters. Some Russian media portrayed the move as a capitulation, but the country’s media regulator Roskomnadzor said the company had shown “willingness” to help with counterterrorism efforts. “Roskomnadzor is dropping […]

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When, where, and for how much you can get the Galaxy S20+ BTS Edition

To the excitement of countless BTS fans around the world, Samsung introduced the purple-flavored Galaxy S20+ BTS Edition yesterday along with pricing and availability details for South Korea and the USA. The company has now followed up with different announcements for various other markets, so here’s what you need to know if you’re a BTS fan […]

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Samsung factories in Russia remain closed as coronavirus cases ramp up

Samsung’s manufacturing plant in Russia was shut down last week as the country entered a lockdown to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). The company’s factory in Kaluga was scheduled to resume operations today, April 6, but Samsung had reportedly decided to extend the shutdown period following the Russian government’s requests, states Yonhap News Agency. […]

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Samsung Russia releases Galaxy Buds+ today, will launch red flavor later

Samsung is launching the Galaxy Buds+ in Russia today for 10,990 rubles ($163) through its official stores and retail partners. Customers can pick the Buds+ in black, white, or blue, at least for the time being. Samsung Russia also confirmed that it will release the Galaxy Buds+ in red, but availability details for this color […]

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Apple Calls New Russian Smartphone Sales Legislation ‘Equivalent to Jailbreaking’

Russian President Vladimir Putin today signed new legislation requiring all smartphones, computers, and smart TVs sold in the country to come pre-installed with Russian software, reports Reuters. Proponents of the law claim it will help Russian developers better compete with foreign tech firms. The legislation has also been pitched as a way of sparing consumers […]

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Galaxy Fold stock replenished in Russia for its official October 25 release

Galaxy Fold sales in Russia have officially begun today, October 25, after a three-week-long pre-order period. The Galaxy Fold became available for pre-order in Russia on October 4, and Samsung’s first foldable device was just as sought-after in Russia as it was in all the other markets where it became available for pre-order. The initial […]

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Samsung expands Art Store with renowned works from the State Hermitage Museum

Samsung complements the Frame TV hardware with a digital Art Store that features famous paintings and photographs from world-renowned artists, museums, and photographers. The Art Store currently has more than 1,200 such works, and the company is adding a few more to the collection by partnering with the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia.Samsung […]

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