Russia’s Roskomnadzor orders VPNs to censor “banned” sites

The Roskomnadzor, Russia’s government censorship agency, has issued formal notices to ten non-Russian VPN providers demanding that they “hook up” to the Roskomnadzor’s list of banned sites and start complying with said blocks within 30 business days. Vadim Ampelonsky, the Roskamnadzor’s press secretary, told Interfax that if the targeted VPN companies do not comply, they … Continue reading “Russia’s Roskomnadzor orders VPNs to censor “banned” sites”

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Russia’s Telegram Ban Is a Fiasco, and It’s Rendering Millions of IP Addresses Inaccessible

Russia officially began implementing its Telegram ban on Monday, and it has gone about as poorly as could be expected. Far from just blocking Telegram, which incurred the ire of Russia’s censors for refusing to provide intelligence agencies with encryption keys that would allow them to access private user data, Ars Technica reports that Russian … Continue reading “Russia’s Telegram Ban Is a Fiasco, and It’s Rendering Millions of IP Addresses Inaccessible”

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  • Apr 17, 2017
  • Caleb Chen
  • Governments, News, Privacy, Security,

Russia threatens to ban VPNs and proxies that don’t censor whatever the government wants

Censorship in Russia may soon be aided by the very websites and services often used to bypass it. Russia censors its Internet through the Federal Service for Supervision in the Sphere of Telecom, Information Technologies and Mass Communications aka the Roskomnadzor. When Russia wants to block a site or a service, said site or service gets added … Continue reading “Russia threatens to ban VPNs and proxies that don’t censor whatever the government wants”

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Russia blocks two top porn sites

Pornhub.com and Youporn.com, two of the largest porn websites in the world, are now blocked for Russian internet users. The block order comes from the Roskomnadzor, or Russia’s Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology, and Mass Media. All of Russia’s internet service providers (ISPs) have 24 hours to comply. Last year, the Roskomnadzor … Continue reading “Russia blocks two top porn sites”

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