Major American corporations such as Microsoft and Elon Musk’s Starlink are fighting on Ukraine’s side against Russia. Technology is their weapon. This commitment creates new problems – for all sides.
Ukrainian soldiers use a Starlink modem to establish a satellite internet connection in the city of Kramatorsk.
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Even before Russian tanks rolled across the borders into Ukraine, the attack on the data began. Russia attempted to shut down the IT systems of the Ukrainian authorities with cyber attacks. Rockets were later fired at the Ukrainian state data center.