Thursday, October 26, 2017

Vesti — Putin calls for greater Internet security, without freedom barriers for users


Security versus privacy and censorship.
It is necessary to improve the security of the Russian Internet (known colloquially as Runet). This was stated by President Vladimir Putin at a meeting of the Russian Security Council . For this he proposed to adopt additional normative acts. At the same time, the head of state stressed that it is not about limiting access to the internet and not about "total barriers and filters" for citizens.

"We must fight against those and those who use the information space to propagate radical ideas, justify terrorism, extremism, resolutely stop attempts to post materials that threaten the security of our state, society and individual citizens," Putin said at the meeting.
Fort Russ
Putin calls for greater Internet security, without freedom barriers for users
Vesti - translated by Inessa Sinchougova
According to RBC, members of the Association of European Businesses (AEB) are concerned by the impact of the new law that may complicate or even ban the use of Virtual Private Networks (VPN) by international companies operating in Russia. As we have reported, according to this law any VPN services or anonymizers will have to restrict users’ access to the websites officially prohibited in Russia (which are currently accessible via these VPNs). As for VPNs and proxies that do not comply with the rules, Russian authorities plan to block their domains and remove their apps from App Store and Google Play....
Awara
Foreign Businesses Express Concern over the Upcoming VPN Ban in Russia

2 comments:

Kaivey said...

It looks like the internet is under attack from all sides. If Russia and the West manage to censor the internet would Veterans Today, PCR, Counterpunch, Steven Lendman, all come under attack. Would we never get the truth again? If all we have us the MSM then they can lie, lie, lie.

Tom Hickey said...

Samizdat