5 Jul, 2018

What worries the Russians

The most interesting event of the month, according to sociologists, 56% of respondents named the football tournament.

At the same time, only 31% of the country’s residents remembered the government’s proposal to reform the pension system.

The third place in this list was “a rise in prices for gasoline, housing and utilities and products, as well as low salaries and pensions” (the most memorable were 13% of Russians).

Rounding out the top five most interesting events of the past month is a direct line with Russian President Vladimir Putin (she was remembered by 7% of respondents) and personal events in the life of the respondents (6%).

Briefly about the main thing … …


The quality of knowledge of schoolchildren has deteriorated because of the USE

The quality of education in Russia has deteriorated after the introduction of the Unified State Exam (EGE) in the country, 77% of Russians polled by the All-Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VTsIOM) told, RIA Novosti reports. So, in the opinion of the respondents, the schoolchildren are “trained” to solve the tests, because of which the quality of education is reduced.

Wikipedia suspended work in the European Union in protest

Italian, Spanish, Latvian, Polish and Estonian versions of Wikipedia have ceased to run. Thus, the online encyclopedia has protested against the EU draft law on copyright on the Internet. Having stopped the work of the portal, the administration of Wikipedia published an appeal to the readers

If there is no water in the tap, it means that the Americans poured it (Mexicans, Colombians, Brazilians)

Samara utility companies called on the city’s residents to save water and shower together because of the needs of the guests of the World Cup.
The corresponding message, whose humorous nature is evidenced by the smiley attached at the end of the text, is posted on the website of the company “Samara Utility Systems”

The SCO and the BRICS to help the Miass River

To the SCO and BRICS summits in Chelyabinsk, the Miass river will be cleaned of reeds and the rubbish will be removed from the quay and wild shrubs will be cut off.

On the program of improvement of the embankment of the Miass River, the deputy governor of the Chelyabinsk region Sergey Sushkov said the day before. Mr. Sushkov noted that cleaning the river from mud and reeds, and shores from garbage and trash will be the first in the last thirty years project to bring the embankment in order.

The authorities have already applied for a program to clean up the Miass stream. Financing the weeding of reeds and garbage disposal should both the federal and regional budgets.

In addition, about 1.5 billion will be allocated to repair the facades of houses on the guest routes in Chelyabinsk

The head of the Ministry of Labor offered to reward non-smoking employees

The head of the Ministry of Labor Maxim Topilin on the air of the radio station “Says Moscow” said that it is worth giving bonuses to non-smoking employees.

The employer can safely take this into account when awarding. At the same time, there is no need for any restrictions – deductions or fines. When stimulating, the employer can give more money to those who do not smoke and do not lose working time because of this. – Maxim Topilin

Georgia has deprived the Orthodox Church of tax benefits

The Constitutional Court of Georgia abolished the norm of the tax code, according to which the Georgian Orthodox Church (GOC) was exempted from VAT during the construction of churches and churches, their restoration and painting.

To go not to rallies, but to temples

The head of the Don Metropolitanate, Metropolitan of Rostov and Novocherkassk, Mercury called on citizens to go to churches and temples, and not to rally. Metropolitan believes that the right answers for life can only be found in the church

Ministry of Transport told about plans for legalizing overbooking

The Ministry of Transport of Russia has re-launched the process of legalizing overbooking (selling more tickets than seats on the plane). This was reported to journalists by the head of the ministry Evgeny Dietrich.

“Work on the bill has already begun. It is necessary that such a law, ensuring the rights of passengers, be developed and proposed to the government, “Tass quotes Mr. Dietrich

Relatives of patients were allowed to be admitted to the intensive care unit

The State Duma on Wednesday in the first reading adopted a bill that allows relatives to visit patients in intensive care, reports Interfax.

The government is preparing to raise the unemployment benefit

Ministry of Labor proposes to increase the maximum unemployment benefit to the subsistence level

Currently, the minimum amount of unemployment benefits in Russia is 850 rubles, the maximum – 4.9 thousand rubles.

“We want to increase the unemployment benefit and are preparing now such proposals in order to do all this in one package,” Siluanov said on the Russian TV channel.

Residents of Khakassia began to borrow more from banks

For five months, residents of Khakassia received 12.7 billion rubles of loans in banks for consumer purposes. This is 32 percent more than in the same period last year. 23 percent of this amount was for mortgage lending, 77 for other types of consumer loans

Poroshenko said that Prince Vladimir baptized Ukraine

Petro Poroshenko in an interview with the Serbian RTS channel said that on July 28 the country intends to celebrate the 1030th anniversary of the Baptism of Ukraine.

On July 28 we will celebrate the 1030th anniversary of the Baptism of Ukraine. It was then that the Ukrainian church was created. In Ukraine there is a mother-church – Constantinople. And then Ukraine was a “mother” for the Russian Orthodox Church. That’s right, not the other way around. – Petro Poroshenko, President of Ukraine

The Ministry of Communications supported the abolition of criminal liability for reposts

The Ministry of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Communications supported the project on the exclusion of criminal liability for reposts on the Internet. This was stated by Arseny Nedyak, deputy director of the department of state policy in the field of mass media of the Ministry of Communications


Rospotrebnadzor did not find air pollution in the area of “Yurmy”

Rospotrebnadzor of Chuvashia conducted another check on the fact of numerous complaints of residents of Cheboksary for the presence of a specific smell in the city and in the vicinity of the Jurma poultry farm. Laboratory tests have shown that the content of harmful substances does not exceed hygienic standards, the press service of the supervisory agency reported.

In none of the samples the specialists of the Department found deviations from the norm. Work on laboratory air research will be continued, the department said. Let us recall that in the samples of air taken on June 6 on the western outskirts of the village of Asakasy, the ammonia content was exceeded 3.6 times.

Sewage drains are fountains from the Angara in Irkutsk

On the unpleasant smell of local residents of the village of Bokovo, which is located in Irkutsk-2, reports IA IrkutskMedia. According to eyewitnesses, unpleasantly smelling fountains are pouring from sewage in the vicinity of the settlement

The authorities of Buryatia have found a way to improve the air quality in the region

The authorities of Buryatia plan to improve the quality of atmospheric air in the region due to the gradual transfer of the private sector to central heating, RIA Novosti reported to the Ministry of Natural Resources of the republic.

In Ulyanovsk came up with a creative campaign to deal with garbage on the beaches

Early in the morning, vacationers on one of the beaches of Ulyanovsk discovered four pathoanatomical bags, in which, as one might guess, there were four corpses!

But in fact – no. They were not drowned people and were not victims of drunken fights. The bags were packed with garbage, “forgotten” by these or other vacationers.

The action, whose goal is to attract at least such a shocking way the attention of fellow countrymen to the pollution of nature, was conducted by journalists ulpressa.ru and employees of Creative Gang agency.


Trump accused OPEC of reluctance to reduce gasoline prices

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is doing too little to reduce gasoline prices, US President Donald Trump quoted Tass.

The monopoly of OPEC should remember that prices are rising, and they do little to help. The US protects many for a very insignificant amount of dollars, but it must be a two-way street. Lower prices now! – Donald Trump, 45th US President

“Naftogaz” announced the resumption of the arrest of shares of “Gazprom”

“Naftogaz Ukraine” said that the court in Switzerland resumed the arrest of shares of Nord Stream AG and Nord Stream 2 AG, owned by Gazprom.

The Ukrainian state company noted that the assets will remain under arrest until an appeal by Naftogaz of Ukraine on the decision to lift the arrest from these shares, which was previously taken by the local debt collection agency, will be considered.

Gazprom will continue its work in Vietnam

At a meeting with the head of the Petrovietnam corporation Chan Shi Thay, Gazprom’s president Alexei Miller said that the Russian gas organization intends to leave the production of “blue gas” in Vietnam at the same level this year – about 2 billion cubic meters. Recall that the work is in places such as Mok Tin and Hai That.

Also, the parties agreed on cooperation in a complex of various special geological works and extraction of fuel in the territory of the Asian country. Moreover, Gazprom and Petrovietnam defined further goals for expanding cooperation in the field of gas power generation.

The Ministry of Agriculture estimated the losses of agrarians from a rise in price of fuel

Minister of Agriculture of Russia Dmitry Patrushev said that the losses of agricultural producers from the increase in prices for fuel and lubricants amounted to 10-11 billion rubles. For half a year. This is reported by RNS.

“When deciding that part of the costs incurred by agricultural producers due to an increase in the price of fuels and lubricants, will be compensated. According to our calculations, from January to July, they amounted to 10-11 billion rubles, “said Patrushev.

He doubted that he would be able to fully compensate for all the losses.

Mechel has agreed to sell to China another 700 000 tons of coal

Mechel signed a new agreement for the supply of coal from Baosteel Resources, a subsidiary of China Baowu Steel. From July 2018 to June 2019, Mechel will ship Baosteel to 700,000 tons of coking coal, with Yakutugol’s share of up to 40,000 tons of products a month, the company said.

Chevron starts selling oil and gas assets in the North Sea

The US oil and gas company Chevron is beginning to sell a number of its oil and gas assets in the North Sea as part of a reassessment of European resources, Reuters reports citing the company’s announcement.

Preferential rates of mineral extraction tax will remain for deposits in YaNAO

The size of the current preferential rates of the mineral extraction tax (MET) will be maintained when oil is extracted from new offshore fields and gas condensate produced for the production of liquefied natural gas is produced.

Saudi Aramco will change the way it pricing its oil for Asia

Saudi company Saudi Aramco plans to change the formula for pricing its oil for Asian consumers, and this will happen for the first time since the mid-1980s, reports Dow Jones, citing unnamed sources at Reuters

In China, the fifth time in a year, the prices for gasoline are falling

Recently, the State Committee for Development and Reforms of the People’s Republic of China announced the fifth since the beginning of this year, a decline in prices for gasoline and diesel fuel. The decrease was 55 yuan (about 8.5 dollars) per 1 ton of gasoline.

VEB has planned a second wave of staff reductions

As RBC previously wrote, employees who leave the state corporation within the first wave of state optimization (reduction of up to 1,000 people) by agreement of the parties will receive five salaries, as well as the right to receive a premium for 2017 (if they did not receive it by the time of dismissal) and the first half of 2018 (if the bank will pay it).

The new requirements of the FSB will lead to a rise in prices for medicines

The five largest pharmaceutical associations appealed to State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin and Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova with a request to refrain from introducing cryptographic protection for drug labeling. In their opinion, this threatens the domestic pharmaceutical industry with isolation, and can also lead to a significant increase in the price of medicines due to additional costs.

Sberbank estimated the damage to the Russian economy from cyberthreats in 2018

Experts on cybersecurity of the Savings Bank believe that by the end of this year, the Russian economy’s damage from cybercrime could amount to over 1.1 trillion rubles. This was told by the deputy chairman of the Savings Bank Stanislav Kuznetsov, TASS reports.

South Korea calculated the damage from US duties

The introduction by the United States of duties on imports of steel, washing machines and solar cells will cause damage to the economy of South Korea at a rate of $ 2.4 billion, Rönhap reports referring to the financial report.

The MED estimated the contribution of the VAT increase to the growth of inflation

Due to the planned increase in VAT from 18% to 20% in 2019, inflation will accelerate already this year. The bill on VAT increase was adopted the day before in the first reading in the State Duma.

Russia reduces purchases of foreign currency

The Russian Ministry of Finance for the first time in 4 months will send less money to purchase foreign currency. In July, the Ministry of Finance will spend 347.7 billion rubles to purchase foreign currency, which is almost 32 billion less than a month earlier

Gazprom has built a gas pipeline in North Ossetia

In 2007-2017, the company sent 1.5 billion rubles for these purposes. Two inter-settlement gas pipelines with a total length of 39.5 km in the Alagir and Prigorodny districts of the republic have been built. As of January 1, 2018, the gasification level of North Ossetia reached 97.3% (on average in Russia – 68.1%).

Venezuela will receive from China $ 250 million to restore oil production

For the last ten years, Beijing has allocated more than $ 50 billion to Caracas in the oil-for-credit program, although recently China’s interest has been weakened by the protracted economic crisis in Venezuela, due to which raw materials mining in the country collapsed but long-term lows .


Iran threatens to block the Strait of Hormuz

The Guard Corps of the Islamic Revolution is ready to close the Strait of Hormuz to transport oil to other countries, Deputy Chief of the IRGC “Sarala” Ismail Kousari said.

China accused Washington of “psychological terror”

Threats by the United States to impose increased duties on China are “psychological terror,” official spokesman for the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China Gao Feng said.

Yaroshenko spoke about the lack of medical care in the American prison

Russian pilot Konstantin Yaroshenko, who is serving a 20-year term in the US, told Izvestia that after he moved to the new Danbury prison in Connecticut, he was not provided with medical assistance.

President of Iran allowed a change in the level of cooperation with the IAEA

“Iran’s nuclear activities have always been peaceful, but it is Tehran that decides on the level of cooperation with the IAEA, the responsibility for changing the state and level of Iran’s cooperation with the Agency will lie on who creates new conditions,” the president said. meetings with IAEA head Yukiya Amano in Vienna.

The head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Germany called the term of stay of migrants in transit camps

The head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Germany and the leader of the party “Christian Social Union” (CSU) Horst Seehofer said that migrants can stay in special transit centers in the territory of Germany for no more than two days.


Trump announced the imminent creation of the Cosmic Forces

President of the United States Donald Trump said on Wednesday that the Space Forces as a full-fledged type of the Armed Forces of the country can be formed soon

Serbia denied the information on plans to buy the S-300

Information about the plans to purchase Serbia S-300 surface-to-air missile systems in Russia is not true, said Minister of the Serbian Defense Ministry Alexander Vulin.

Su-57 equipped with ultra-long-range hypersonic missile

As Izvestia was told in the military department, the missile can hit high-speed air targets at a distance of more than 300 km. Accuracy at shooting at such a distance was achieved thanks to a unique aiming system, which includes the modern radar of the fighter, the onboard inertial complex and the homing head on the rocket.

Ukraine within two days fired at the territory of the LNR

During the last 24 hours the Kiev siloviki fired twice the territory of the Luhansk People’s Republic. As reported by Gazeta.ru, referring to the press service of the people’s militia, the neighborhoods of Pankovka and Lozovoye settlements were subjected to firing from the positions of the APU.

Russian Su-25 returned from Syria to Russia

Three pairs of Su-25 “Grach” attack aircraft landed at a military airfield in Russia. The aircraft arrived from a mission on the territory of the Syrian Arab Republic after the successful completion of special tasks.

In total, 27 aircraft and helicopters, specialists in flight and technical personnel, a special medical unit and military police officers returned to the locations of the permanent deployment from the Khmeimim airbase in Syria. – Victor Sevostyanov, Russian military leader

21 billion rubles for the automated control system of troops

The Ministry of Defense of Russia until the end of 2019 will form an automated control system for troops (ACSV) “Akatsiya-M”, which will provide real-time information and orders. This is reported with reference to the Russian military department, “Izvestia.”

Turkey and Ukraine will jointly develop drones

Kiev and Ankara have agreed on the development of cooperation in the field of creating military unmanned systems. This is reported on the website of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine (NSDC)

Syria and the UN signed a memorandum on mine clearance

The Syrian government and the UN Mine Action Service (UNMAS) have signed a memorandum of understanding on the clearance of Syrian territory, freed from militants, the Syrian national news agency SANA reports on 4 July.

A detachment of ships of the Pacific Fleet of Russia arrived in Japan

“Today, a detachment of warships of the Pacific Fleet consisting of large anti-submarine ships” Admiral Tributs “,” Admiral Vinogradov “and an average naval tanker” Pechenga “on a business visit arrived at the naval base of the Marine Self-Defense Forces of Japan, Maizuru,” quotes Voskresensky Tass.

Four hours on the Statue of Liberty

US law enforcers sent a woman to the ground and took into custody a woman who, in protest, sat for four hours on the Statue of Liberty in New York. The CNN channel conducted an online broadcast from the scene.

In southern China, an amphibian plane crashed

One person died, another was missing as a result of the crash of a small amphibious aircraft in Hainan Province in southern China, Xinhua news agency reported. The incident occurred on Wednesday in the city of Wanning during a training flight

Ex-participant of “Doma-2” found dead

The former participant of the reality show “Dom-2” Polina Lobanova was found dead in the bath. About the death of a 20-year-old girl told in her Instagram her sister Vasilisa Denisova. She also asked for material assistance to arrange a farewell.

Russian poured poisonous liquid at the airport of Georgia

The Russian poured a liquid at the Tbilisi airport that contained substances hazardous to health. He was detained by officers of the State Security Service of Georgia, according to the official website of the department.

In Canada, a woman attacked with a knife on the bus passengers

Four people were injured as a result of an attack by a woman with a knife in the Canadian city of Brampton in Ontario, police said. The incident occurred in a city bus on Tuesday evening. A young woman attacked the bus passengers

Collisions of the train and “KamAZ” at the crossing in the Rostov region

“At the Vysochino-Vasilyevo-Petrovsky stretch of the Rostov region of the North Caucasus Railroad, the driver of the Kamaz car drove to the railroad crossing ahead of the approaching passenger train 187 Arkhangelsk-Novorossiysk, while the train driver applied emergency braking, but the distance was insufficient and collisions could not be avoided. The driver’s violation of traffic rules at the move in the Rostov region caused a road accident, “the RZD said in a statement.

As a result of the collision, two people were killed. The passengers of the train refused to provide medical assistance.

At the Clean Ponds after the performance, 9 employees of Teatra.doc

On Clean Ponds, nine employees of “Teatra.doc” were detained, actress Maria Chuprinskaya told Media Zone. According to her, the theater staff decided to take a walk in Chistye Prudy after the performance “Adults outside.”

Later, all the detainees were released. As the director of the theater Zarema Zautdinova told Ekho Moskvy, the police did not explain the reason for the detention properly.

Employee of the Investigative Committee detained for bribe

The head of the Leningrad investigative department for transport of the North-West Investigation Department of Transport of the Russian Federation was detained on receipt of a bribe of $ 100,000 for the promise to change the measure of restraint to a person whose subordinates investigated the criminal case.

3,500 people remain homeless after the eruption of the Fuego volcano

The volcano, located 50 km west of the capital of Guatemala, is still under surveillance and periodically releases clouds of smoke. As reported BakuToday, during the eruption of the volcano on June 3 killed 113 people, 197 are still listed as missing

Serbia extradited to Russia accused of illicit trafficking 4.6 billion rubles

Serbian authorities issued to Russian law enforcers Russian citizen Artem Voloshin, accused of organizing illegal banking activities on a particularly large scale. This July 4, said an official representative of the Prosecutor General’s Office of Russia Alexander Kurennoy.


The media learned about the divorce of Pavel Grudinin and his wife

The court will soon consider the claim of the former presidential candidate of Russia from the Communist Party faction Pavel Grudinin on the dissolution of marriage with his wife Irina. This is reported by the TV channel “360” referring to a source familiar with the situation. According to journalists, with his wife Grudinin lived 30 years.

At the birth of Svetlana Loboda was attended by nine people

Svetlana Loboda did not allow relatives to be near her. The performer admitted that she considers the birth an intimate process. However, the chamber was still crowded, since the singer gave birth under the strict guidance of nine specialists

Julia Nachalova confessed, because of what her illness worsened

According to Yulia Nastava, the heavy tour schedule greatly undermined her health – she has been suffering from gout for a long time. The singer believes that she followed earlier to draw on health problems in order to avoid the progression of the disease.

Nicole Kuznetsova got rid of the tube in her throat

Nicole Kuznetsova lived for seven years with a tracheostomy tube that helped her breathe. Recently, the clairvoyant who survived 290 surgeries, suffered another surgical intervention, thanks to which she got rid of the apparatus in her throat

Fans criticized the Russian actress for a date with a foreigner

One of the main actresses of the series “Sweet Life” Maria Shumakova shared with her subscribers in Instagram the experience of communicating with a foreigner. The girl told how she spent an evening at a restaurant with an Argentine, and called on Russian men “to be more attentive to Russian ladies”

Zhanna Aguzarova bared in support of Russian players

The singer Zhanna Aguzarova turned out to be very impressionable cheerleader. The game of the Russian national team at the World Cup was so fascinating to the queen of Russian rock and roll that she decided to support the players of the team by posting in the Instagram account photos of her naked body

The aged Volochkova is advised to change her breasts

The critic’s opinion was commented on by plastic surgeon and doctor of medical sciences David Grishkyan. According to the expert, a 42-year-old Volochkova with the naked eye can see puffiness and excess weight, and dimensions only add to her age.

Volochkova showed subscribers a home cosiness

Russian ballerina Anastasia Volochkova pleased the fans with a new home photo. This time the actress managed to do without shocking.

The winner of Eurovision was suspected of plagiarism

Song authors Toy, with whom the Israeli singer Netta (Netta Barzilai) won first place in the music contest “Eurovision-2018”, were suspected of plagiarism, the Jerusalem Post wrote on Wednesday. Universal Music Group sent a letter with claims to composers Dorona Medals and Stav Beger.

Justin Timberlake released a new summer song

Justin Timberlake unexpectedly pleased fans with a new single. July 3, 2018, he released a composition in the style of samba “SoulMate”. On the bars of entry Justin utters a whisper of the words: “Summer begins today.”

The Star Wars actor tried to commit suicide because of his role

American actor Ahmed Best, who played the Gungan Jah Jah Binks in the second trilogy “Star Wars”, admitted that he was on the verge of suicide because of the attacks of the saga fans. Best posted on Twitter photo of the place where he almost did not commit suicide.

Next year will be 20 years since I encountered a wave of negative in the media, which still affects my career. In this place, I almost committed suicide. It is still difficult to talk about this. I survived, and this little guy became a gift for my survival. – Ahmed Best, American actor of scoring

The director of the “Game of Thrones” will remove the prequel “The Sopranos”

American director, screenwriter and producer Alan Taylor has been appointed director of the feature-length film “The Many Saints of Newark”, which will become a prequel to the famous crime drama series “The Sopranos”

Star of the series “Crown” will play in the spin-off “Forsage”

English actress Vanessa Kirby joined the cast of the action “Hobbs and Shaw” – the spin-off franchise “Fast and the Furious”, which will be dedicated to the heroes of Dwayne “The Rock” by Johnson and Jason Staite. In the upcoming tape, Kirby will play the role of Hatty – agent MI5 and sister of Deckard Shaw (State).

Nicolas Cage will become a Spiderman

The actor will give his voice to the Noir Spider-Man, reports the DiscussingFilm portal referring to a source at Sony Pictures. The appearance of the character in the animation tape is also confirmed by the list of Funko POP figurines on the Web. This is not the first time Cage has been working on comics projects.

NTV will shoot a series about the spies of the CIA and the explosion of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant

The NTV channel started filming a series called “Chernobyl.” As stated in the official press release received by the editorial office of the “News of Cinema” portal, it is “the first multi-series feature film restoring the historical chronology of the events of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant accident in 1986”.

“Snuffbox” will change its name and logo

In the Moscow theater-studio, which was headed by Oleg Tabakov, there will be changes. They will touch the name and logo. Innovations for spectators will be presented at the beginning of the next season, which starts on September 4.

Two visitors of the “catastrophe festival” seized from the organizers $ 5 million

In the US, two people have secured a claim against the organizer of the failed music festival Fyre Billy McFarland. They will be paid $ 2.5 million each, according to the US media. Fyre Festival was scheduled for April 2017 in the Bahamas.


The search distribution of “Yandex” got Google Docs documents

The situation when the contents of documents from Google Docs began to appear in the results of the SERP is not related to the features of the search engine. This was reported by TASS in Yandex.

Modern smartphones “peek” for the hosts

It turned out that it was true, but in part. It turns out that phones are not eavesdropping, but “peeking” for their masters. Explored took 10 Android-smartphones, and then installed on them 17 000 most popular applications from the store Play Market

Sberbank launched online payments through Google Pay

The press service of the credit organization told that the service will work in most popular desktop and mobile browsers. To pay for the purchase, the user must select a valid Google account, a card for payment from the number of tied accounts and confirm the transaction.

Experts told about the return of a fatal computer “bomb”

According to experts from the field of cybersecurity, a technical error in updating the Google Chrome browser is noticed again. Experts explain that users are again being attacked by hackers with their fatal computer “bomb”. Information is provided by BleepingComputer.

Google assured Gmail users of reliable data protection

American company Google after the media reports on the access of third-party developers to letters in the email Gmail assured users of the reliable protection of their data.

Israel accused Hamas of hacking military phones through the application

Israeli special services accused hackers from the Palestinian movement Hamas in an attempt to infect with spyware phones of the military through entertainment applications, one of which is devoted to the World Cup.

Torrent tracker The Pirate Bay illegally clears the currency

Users complained to the administration that the torrent tracker illegally lays out the Crypto currency. Supermoderator advised users to install ad blocker, open The Pirate Bay, and in the torrent activate the magnetic link, stopping the work of crypto-producers

SimilarWeb accused of collecting stories of users’ browsers

Developer Robert Heaton reported that Analytical Platform SimilarWeb collects information about 2 million owners of browsers using the Stylish extension. The extension of Stylish is popular among users who like to change the design of visited pages. In January 2017, he bought SimilarWeb

Criminals can use crypto currency using short URLs Coinhive

Specialists of the companies Malwarebytes and Sucuri have discovered a new miner’s campaign. Now criminals use the old trick in a new way: with short links, they hide not just malicious sites, but hidden miners.

Apple will add a new function for sending photos from the iPhone

Apple will add a new function for sending photos from the iPhone to iOS 12. This is a special icon that will allow you to copy a link to the right photo in the iCloud repository.

There was a competitor of a dangerous computer virus Mirai

The new dangerous virus is similar to its actions with the Mirai botnet, said a researcher in cybersecurity from Bulgaria under the name VessOnSecurity. The expert recalled that Mirai in 2016 disconnected several countries from the Internet during the DDoS attack.

The network declassified a new smartphone Xiaomi Mi A2

Insiders photographed a new phone, the presentation of which has not yet taken place. The new smartphone Xiaomi Mi A2 runs on the basis of the well-known Android 8.1 Oreo OS. The photo, which was declassified in the network, contains information about the “stuffing” of the phone.

Flagship “clamshell” Samsung W2019 will be released before the end of the year

Project Lykan should go on sale under the market name Samsung W2019, for the first time in the series the device will be equipped with a dual main camera. Presumably, the novelty will receive two screens, a single-chip Snapdragon 845 system and a fingerprint sensor.

Budget 6.1-inch iPhone was shown on the render

The company-manufacturer Apple decided that it needs a new budget version of the smartphone. Presumably, the smartphone will receive the name iPhone 9, as well as receive a design in the style of smartphones X and a 6.1-inch screen.

Smartphone Sugar S20 received translation function with support for 104 languages

Smartphone Sugar S20 equipped with a translation function with the support mechanism of artificial intelligence, which provides work with 104 languages. In order to launch this feature, the device has a separate button.


New heroes for the pillbox exist. It remains to enter them into the game

What has already been done in CHIP First of all, the project workers released 4 new characters, developed for them concept art, invented icons and even cool names.

Mobile Fortnite earns five times more PUBG Mobile

The mobile version of the popular “royal battle” Fortnite was five times more profitable than its main competitor – PUBG Mobile. This is reported by GamesIndustry with reference to Bloomberg.

Clever toilets Nomi know how to play Skyrim

As it turned out, the connection with Alexa is built into the smart toilets of Nomi. And the voice assistant is able not only to raise or lower the seat, release water or turn on the music from the playlist. Next to the toilet, you can also play Skyrim: Very Special Edition.

God of War became the best game of the first half of 2018

The Metacritic site analyzed published reviews for the games of the first half of 2018 and made a rating out of the ten most highly evaluated projects. According to statistics, with 94 points out of 100, the action God of War is leading.

Google trained its AI to play Quake III Arena

The great and terrible Quake III Arena came out almost 20 years ago, and the researchers continue to torture the old woman, turning a popular online game into a testing ground for artificial intelligence

The new PUBG card has become prettier with the latest update

Mountains and rocks on Sanok now look much better, and in the central palace appeared more cracked bells, overgrown with moss pillars, etc. Also, the update fixes a number of bugs, including the long-found bug on the Sanok map, allowing you to hide under the textures of the earth and shoot other players, remaining invisible under the textures.

Announced the release date of Call of Cthulhu

On the page of the game on Steam there was information that it will be released this fall. Recall that the release of the game is planned on the platforms of PCs, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. According to the plot of Call of Cthulhu in the American outback at the beginning of the 20th century. To investigate a mysterious business comes an experienced detective.

In the Russian PS Store discovered the first game for the PS Now – inFamous

In the Russian segment of the PlayStation Store, an unexpected guest appeared – on the page of the first part of inFamous in place of the type of content (demo, full version, kit), the inscription PS Now now flaunts. How long has she been there, is not yet known.

BioWare will return to the Mass Effect series

Casey Hudson admitted that he himself is a huge fan of the Mass Effect series (Casey Hudson played an important role in the development of the first two parts of the original trilogy), and promised that BioWare would definitely return to this franchise.

Sea of Thieves will receive six major additions

Earlier, Rare Studio announced three major free add-ons for Sea of Thieves, but it turned out that this is not all: developers said that only this year fans of the pirate simulator will receive six additions

Players in Fortnite became victims of the virus

70 thousand players of the multiplayer game Fortnite became a victim of the virus. Hackers promised fans free in-game currency. After installing the extension, the computer is infected with a malicious program.

Mobile game on Dead Island

The development of the mobile game was dealt with by the studio Fishlabs, known for the Galaxy on Fire series and the game Book of Unwritten Tales 2. Dead Island: Survivors is already available on Android and iOS, and so far the game has quite good ratings.

On the Xbox One, AC: Liberation HD and Tom Clancy’s G.R.A.W

Pirate shooter Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation was released in 2012 as an exclusive for the PlayStation Vita, and two years later saw the light of the HD-reissue for the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. Now all Assassin’s Creed games are available on the current Xbox console.

Digital Foundry: “Spiderman” by Insomniac looks almost like a CG-movie

Employees of Digital Foundry conducted a primary analysis of available material from the E3 2018 material on “Spider-Man” from Insomniac Games. As the author of the video, Thomas Morgan, Sony “confidently” provided high-quality sources to specialists of the technical division Eurogamer

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