Contents tagged with Internet freedom

  • Russia preparing for independent internet

    A “parallel internet” may be created for Russians if the West continues its policy of imposing double standards, said Ilya Rogachev, Director of the Russian Foreign Ministry’s Department for New Challenges and Threats (DNCT).

    According to Rogachev, all the capabilities for disconnecting Russia from the global internet and transitioning to its own local equivalent are already in place, and the government may use them “in the worst-case scenario”.Russia’s own policy is not aimed at internet …

  • The Russian Parliament approved the draft law on restriction of freedom on the Internet

    The Federation Council of Russia approved a bill banning the use of proxy servers, including a virtual corporate network. The document, approved on July 25, also prohibits sending text messages from a phone anonymously.

    On July 21, this bill was approved by the lower chamber of the Russian parliament, the State Duma. The next step is to send it to Russian President Vladimir Putin to be signed.

    If signed, the document will come into force on January 1, 2018, less than three months before the …