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Russia banned VPN and TOR

Date: 2017-07-21


Author: IDFI

Posted Category : Local NGO representative,Governmental institutions,Other,Restricted/Blocked/Denied,Russia,Asia,

On friday, July 21 the state Duma adopted a number of important laws with a third sitting. Messengers will be blocked in case of refusal to identify the users by phone numbers. Also the proxy and VPN services will be required to restrict access to banned sites in Russia. However, in fact, the VPN services themselves, as well as the anonymous Tor network, might be banned. The law obliges owners of special programs and applications to restrict an access to the sites banned in Russia. The wording of the document is maximally blurred, so that all the proxy and VPN services, special browser extensions, and anonymous Tor network fall under this category. More