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Re: [tor-talk] Russia to ban Tor (?)



W. Greenhouse:
> Here's the source, from 8 February:
> 
> http://top.rbc.ru/technology_and_media/05/02/2015/54d393ff9a7947829933db57
> 
> Head of Roskomnadzor (.ru telco regulatory agency, currently
> responsible for the Unified Register of banned sites) supports the
> idea of blocking anonymizers incl. Tor without a court order. Says
> it'll be difficult but his agency is ready to try if given legal
> authority. Leonid Levin, head of Duma IT committee, plans to move a
> bill through committee to do just that.
> 
> Levin also seems to think it'll be technically challenging. No
> timetable here for debates/voting on any bill and I don't know much
> about the Duma calendar, but I will keep an eye on it.

This has apparently been mooted annually since 2012.

"Это не первое предложение о запрете анонимайзеров. С аналогичными
инициативами депутаты выступают ежегодно начиная с 2012 г."
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http://www.vedomosti.ru/tech/news/39086291/roskomnadzor-podderzhal-ideyu-zapreta-anonimajzerov-v-runete
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