Posts Tagged ‘Internet firewall’

  1. The long slide into deep doo-doo continues


    June 8, 2017 by AK

    Following up on my April 19, post. Three Duma deputies have submitted a bill that would require Russian internet providers to disable all services (such as anonymous proxies and VPNs) that refuse to prohibit access to websites and applications blocked by Russian courts or other de-facto censors. Russia would first request these proxies, VPNs and such to block …
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  2. Outlaw anonymous messaging!


    May 24, 2017 by AK

    The Moscow Times reports: A new bill banning anonymous users from using online messenger apps has been submitted to the Russian parliament. The plans would require users of apps such as WhatsApp and Telegram to identify themselves with their cell phone number. Russian-language media are confirming this. It would be a waste of time to comment …
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  3. Into deeper s—, endlessly: Russia to ban foreign VPNs?


    April 19, 2017 by AK

    This reads like a good summary of what I’ve read in Vedomosti: Russia has drafted a bill that blocks anonymous proxies and VPN services that refuse to prohibit access to forbidden websites… According to the bill, anonymizers and VPN services will be required to block access to resources from Roskomnadzor black list. What isn’t clear to me is …
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  4. Importing the Chinese firewall


    February 5, 2015 by AK

    Once again, the Russian government, more specifically the notorious Roskomnadzor, wants to block anonymizing software [link in Russian]. I wrote about it in 2012 and 2013. These people only live to make others’ lives harder.

  5. Banning anonymizing software, revisited


    June 8, 2013 by AK

    Assorted KGB scum wants to ban anonymizing software in Russia, again (I mentioned this disgusting idea back in September 2012; this link is in Russian, courtesy of the great Russian blogger Denis Yatsutko). On the one hand, all such bans can be circumvented; on the other, the very idea is sickening and makes one want to escape …
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  6. Russia to outlaw anonymizing software! I’m not joking


    September 28, 2012 by AK

    As you may have heard, the Russian Duma has passed a law which lets a government agency to arbitrarily block internet sites for “extremism”, “information harmful to minors” and so on – basically for anything they don’t like. This piece of legislation (if it may be called so – passed by a bunch of unelected, …
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