Saturday, April 09, 2011

FSB/KGB proposes banning foreign secure internet services; shot down

Hmm.... Are we seeing a trend here?

On Friday, a representative of the FSB (formerly known as the KGB) suggested that foreign secure internet services, like Skype, Hotmail and GMail, should be banned because the Russian security apparatus couldn't get into them and control them: In Russia, official proposes curtailing Internet freedom - The Washington Post.

Thankfully, this has been rejected by the Russian Government: Kremlin Rejects FSB Proposal To Ban Skype, Gmail.

I expect this isn't the last we'll hear on this topic, though.

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