International Council of Museums: ICOM launches the Emergency Red List of Cultural Objects at Risk – Ukraine

International Council of Museums: ICOM launches the Emergency Red List of Cultural Objects at Risk – Ukraine. “…experts from 11 museums across Ukraine have collaborated with ICOM’s Heritage Protection Department to research and prepare this comprehensive Emergency Red List, which is composed of 53 type of objects pertaining to 7 categories that span archaeology, books and manuscripts, numismatics, and folk, religious, applied and fine art.”

Ukrainian women have started learning a crucial war skill: how to fly a drone (NPR)

NPR: Ukrainian women have started learning a crucial war skill: how to fly a drone. “Ukrainian women have played a crucial part in their country’s resistance to Russia’s full-scale invasion. Now, a new school is training women to play a vital new role. The Female Pilots of Ukraine is the country’s first school dedicated to solely teaching women — both civilians as well as those serving in Ukraine’s security forces — how to fly drones.”

Ukrinform: Special section about Ukraine appeared on Google Arts & Culture

Ukrinform: Special section about Ukraine appeared on Google Arts & Culture. “On November 24, Google together with the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine, with the support of Ukraine’s First Lady, Olena Zelenska, presented the online-space of Ukrainian culture on the Google Arts & Culture platform – ‘Ukraine is Here’.”

The Atlantic: The Tiny and Nightmarishly Efficient Future of Drone Warfare

The Atlantic: The Tiny and Nightmarishly Efficient Future of Drone Warfare. “Despite daily reports of lands taken or lands liberated in the nine-month war, the conflict has been largely fought in the air, with artillery shells, rockets, cruise missiles, and, increasingly, drones.”

Reuters: Russia’s Yandex seeks Putin’s approval for restructuring – FT

Reuters: Russia’s Yandex seeks Putin’s approval for restructuring – FT. “Russian internet giant Yandex NV is seeking President Vladimir Putin’s approval to sell its operations in the country and spin off its main international projects, the Financial Times reported on Thursday, citing sources.”

BBC: Google Translate used to talk to Ukrainian refugees – North Tyneside Council

BBC: Google Translate used to talk to Ukrainian refugees – North Tyneside Council. “A council resorted to using Google Translate to communicate with Ukrainian refugees due to not enough interpreting services being available. North Tyneside Council said it had a peak of Ukrainians fleeing Russian attacks arriving in April and May. While the authority had access to translation services, council officers said the facilities ‘were just not enough’ to cope with the high demand.”

News@Northeastern: Adversaries Are Ready To Strike Us Infrastructure, Warn Cybersecurity Experts At Northeastern Event

News@Northeastern: Adversaries Are Ready To Strike Us Infrastructure, Warn Cybersecurity Experts At Northeastern Event. “Enemies are situating themselves within the cyber operations of U.S. infrastructure sites with the potential of striking at any time, warned Brandon Wales, executive director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA).”

FactCheck: Bogus Theory Misinterprets FTX Support for Ukraine

FactCheck: Bogus Theory Misinterprets FTX Support for Ukraine. “The bankruptcy of FTX, one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges, has sparked an unfounded claim that its former CEO had conspired with Ukraine and Democratic politicians to launder U.S. aid money. FTX helped make crypto donations available to Ukraine; it wasn’t taking any assets from Ukraine.”

‘Just the tip of the iceberg’: How Russian neo-Nazi paramilitary fighters steal cryptocurrency through Ukrainian charity sites — and use it to fund the war (Meduza)

Meduza: ‘Just the tip of the iceberg’ How Russian neo-Nazi paramilitary fighters steal cryptocurrency through Ukrainian charity sites — and use it to fund the war. “The paramilitary group Rusich is one of multiple Russian far-right and neo-Nazi organizations that have fought in the war in Ukraine. Because it’s not an official part of the Russian Armed Forces, Rusich has had to find alternative ways of funding its members’ military equipment and medical needs — and has found the perfect solution in cryptocurrency.”

Moscow Times: Tech Giant Yandex Reports Rising Revenues Despite Sanctions

Moscow Times: Tech Giant Yandex Reports Rising Revenues Despite Sanctions. “Russian tech group Yandex announced on Thursday that its revenues continued to climb during the third quarter, despite Russia being under Western sanctions over its invasion of Ukraine. The company’s revenues rose 46% compared to the third quarter of last year, reaching 113.2 billion rubles ($2.1 billion).”

Moscow Times: Activists Occupy Yandex Founder’s $3.4M Amsterdam Home – Reports

Moscow Times: Activists Occupy Yandex Founder’s $3.4M Amsterdam Home – Reports. “A group of activists has occupied the multimillion-dollar Amsterdam home of EU-sanctioned Russian tech tycoon Arkady Volozh, Dutch media reported Monday. Volozh, 58, is the co-founder and former CEO of tech giant Yandex, Russia’s equivalent of Google. He stepped down in June after the European Union sanctioned him in its response to Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine.”

How to Investigate TikTok Like a Pro – Part II: Using TikTok for Ukraine Research (Bellingcat)

Bellingcat: How to Investigate TikTok Like a Pro – Part II: Using TikTok for Ukraine Research . “…compared to other social media companies, TikTok does not currently allow researchers to access and inspect data at scale. Investigating content on TikTok is mostly a manual process that can be very time consuming. Yet there are methods, tools and shortcuts that can help.”

US Naval Institute: Ukraine Lessons for Naval Intelligence’s Next War

US Naval Institute: Ukraine Lessons for Naval Intelligence’s Next War. “The lessons learned in this conflict will directly affect how the U.S. military understands its Russian competitor, which will drive planning assumptions and force employment. For U.S. naval intelligence, identifying the lessons is an easy first step, but applying them and creating a cultural shift to adapt to future conflicts requires deliberate action and intention.”