As Russia’s military assault against Ukraine continues, Microsoft Apple Google TikTok Binance SpaceX Revolut Airbnb and other tech giants are on hand to help, providing tech, internet, and housing support to Ukraine.
For many years, Big Tech companies were just apolitical, staying out of battlefield actions. Now, businesses are actors in the conflict – major tech platforms are restricting access to certain technologies in Russia while social-networking sites are blocking Russian media and throttling anyone who shares it.
Here’s how Big Tech is assisting Ukraine’s war effort in eight ways.
- Suspending business in Russia
- Suspending live-streaming
- Blocking Kremlin-backed media
- Providing cyber protection
- Providing a satellite internet connection
- Halting transactions with Russia
- Donating to Ukraine via crypto
- Providing free housing
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Come Back Alive is one of the largest charitable foundations that supports Ukrainian soldiers, founded by the IT specialist Vitaliy Deynega. The organization collected more than 210 million UAH (more than $7M) in 2014. According to Na chasi, the Patreon page Come Back Alive is in the top ten projects by the number of financial donations.
There are several other organizations to support:
- Army SOS, which develops drones;
- Everybody Can, an organization that supports internally displaced people;
- Help on the Ministry of Defense website.