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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Friday, 18.08.2017, 11:58

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Lithuanian accused of swindling Facebook, Google handed over to US officials

Lithuanian accused of swindling Facebook, Google handed over to US officials

18.08.2017

Evaldas Rimasauskas, a Lithuanian national accused of defrauding the US-based IT giants Facebook and Google of over 100 million US dollars via an email fraud scheme, on August 16th was turned over to American officials, the Lithuanian Criminal Police Bureau confirmed to BNS/LETA.

Keyword tags: Financial Services, Legislation, Lithuania, Technology, USA



Lithuanian Court rules to extradite Google, Facebook fraud suspect to US

Lithuanian Court rules to extradite Google, Facebook fraud suspect to US

11.08.2017

The Lithuanian Court of Appeals on Friday ruled to extradite Evaldas Rimasauskas, a Lithuanian national accused of swindling US tech giants Facebook and Google off 100 million US dollars via an email fraud scheme, to the United States. The court overruled the claim filed by Rimasauskas in a final ruling that is not subject to appeals, informs LETA/BNS.

Estonian MFA discussed cyber defense, trade issues with US senator

Estonian MFA discussed cyber defense, trade issues with US senator

11.08.2017

Estonian Foreign Minister Sven Mikser met with a member of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee, Senator Elizabeth Warren, on August 10th in Tallinn, and discussed cooperation in the fields of cyber defense and security as well as trade relations between the European Union and the U.S., reports LETA/BNS.


Airdog raises USD 250,000 for development of new drone

Airdog raises USD 250,000 for development of new drone

10.08.2017

Airdog has raised USD 250,000 (EUR 213,000) on the Kickstarter crowdfunding platform for the development of a new drone, ADII, informs LETA, according to information posted on Kickstarter website.

Intertrust Technologies acquires Estonia's Planet OS

Intertrust Technologies acquires Estonia's Planet OS

09.08.2017

The U.S. software technology company Intertrust Technologies Corporation has acquired the Estonian geospatial big data service provider Planet OS, informs LETA/BNS.


03.08.2017

Trump signs Russia sanctions into law

US President Donald Trump reluctantly signed off on new sanctions against Russia on August 3rd, bowing to domestic pressure and putting efforts to improve ties with the Kremlin on ice, the AFP news agency reports, cites LETA.

02.08.2017

U.S. Congressmen confirm strong support for Latvia’s security

On 1 August, the State Secretary of the Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Andrejs Pildegovičs, met with a delegation led by the United States Congressman Joe Wilson to discuss strategic partnership between Latvia and the U.S. in security and defence, transatlantic relations, and matters related to regional security, informed BC ministry’s press service.

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