Russia Plans to Ban VPNs and Proxies Allowing Access to Blocked Sites

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  1. Megalith

    Megalith 24-bit/48kHz Staff Member

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    Russian legislators want to put the smackdown on services allowing access to blocked domains. VPNs are off the hook if they agree to abide to Russia’s blacklisted sites, but they will be punished (banned themselves) if they are caught providing access to them. The bill was reportedly spearheaded by a trade group established by the country’s largest media companies.

    …the Russian government has been considering legislation to tackle sites, tools and services that provide Internet users with ways to circumvent blockades. According to local news outlet Vedomosti, that has now resulted in a tough new bill. Russia’s plan is to issue a nationwide ban on systems and software that allow Internet users to bypass website blockades previously approved by telecoms watchdog Roskomnadzor. This means that if a VPN, proxy or similar tool unblocks torrent site RuTracker, for example, it will be breaking the law. As a result, it too will find itself on Russia’s banned site list.
     
  2. Krazy925

    Krazy925 epeen +10

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    Good luck. Life will find a way :rolleyes:
     
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  3. xX_Jack_Carver_Xx

    xX_Jack_Carver_Xx 2[H]4U

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    Can we just cut the cord and set Russia adrift on their own little internet?
     
  4. ruffbytes

    ruffbytes Limp Gawd

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    Going to block portions the Internet from Russian hackers...

    I'm sure that's gonna work. GL Russia Gov't
     
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  5. Malcador

    Malcador n00bie

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    I don't know about proxies, but they sure banned Jehovah's Witnesses...
     
  6. Uvaman2

    Uvaman2 [H]ard|Gawd

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    According to Us media they run our elections so... This shouldn't be too hard.
     
  7. Pusher of Buttons

    Pusher of Buttons [H]ardness Supreme

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    So Russia has an Ajit Pai, too?

    Outlaw the internet, and only outlaws will have it or something along those lines. This won't stop the real problem children.
     
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    Jovian Limp Gawd

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  9. Krab

    Krab Limp Gawd

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    I wonder if people will look back many years from now and wonder what it was like when the internet was not completely locked down by corporations and governments.
     
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    flashoverride Limp Gawd

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    This should work great LOL

    I guess they never heard of TriangleBoy, or any of the follow on stuff. If there's a path out, there's a path in. Unless they have some crazy, CRAZY traffic analysis skills I wish them luck (or not).
     
  11. Geef

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    I'm just wondering if they ban sites like pornhub. I have this feeling that a large portion of the Russian population would rise up and take over if something like that were to happen. :)
     
  12. almalino

    almalino [H]ard|Gawd

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    Yeah, Russian internet is pushing anti-corruption agenda now against those in power because they are ridiculously reach having moderate official payment. Like president secretary has a watch that cost like 500 000 USD that is 47 of his monthly salaries.

    So new trend now is to block the internet in Russia to prevent this information to flow around making ordinary people angry as hell.