Putin signs law prohibiting VPNs

Putin signs law prohibiting VPNs

Putin signed the bill into law that forbids Internet proxy services (VPNs), which help users surf the web anonymously and gain access to websites blocked by the government, The Moscow Times reports. The new law, which takes effect on November 1, also requires online messaging services to link users with their phone numbers and to block users who spread information deemed unlawful by the Russian government.

 

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