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Putin bans VPN use in Russia - ZDNet

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a law prohibiting the use of technology that provides access to websites banned in the country. The law signed on Sunday is already approved by the Duma, the lower house of parliament, and will come into ...and more »

Amazon's China Cloud Service Also Bows to Censors - China Digital Times

A Chinese company that operates Amazon's cloud-computing and online services business there said on Tuesday that it told local customers to cease using any software that would allow Chinese to circumvent the country's extensive system of internet ...and more »

Putin bans VPNs to stop Russians accessing prohibited websites - Reuters

MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin has signed a law that prohibits technology that provides access to websites banned in Russia, the government's website showed on Sunday. FILE PHOTO: Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a news ...and more »

Joining Apple, Amazon's China Cloud Service Bows to Censors - New York Times

SHANGHAI — Days after Apple yanked anti-censorship tools off its app store in China, another major American technology company is moving to implement the country's tough restrictions on online content. A Chinese company that operates Amazon's cloud ...and more »

Russia VPN ban: What tech pros and business travelers need to know - TechRepublic

Russian President Vladimir Putin recently signed a law prohibiting the use of VPNs, while Apple pulled VPN apps from the Chinese App Store. Here is how business travelers can respond. By Conner Forrest | July 31, 2017, 10:44 AM PST. 5. Email; Print ...and more »

After China's crackdown, now Russia is banning VPNs too - Quartz

On July 29 Russian president Vladimir Putin formally signed a law (link in Russian, .pdf) that prohibits the use of virtual private networks (VPNs) and other internet proxy services. The law was published on July 30, and will be implemented from ...and more »

Russia follows China in tightening internet restrictions, raising fresh censorship concerns - CNBC

Russia has passed a law banning software that allows users to view internet sites barred in the country anonymously. President Vladimir Putin signed the bill prohibiting virtual private networks (VPNs) and other technologies that anonymize users ...and more »

Russian Laws Will Ban VPNs And Force Chat Users To Register, Giving Censors An Edge - Forbes

Janet Burns , Women@Forbes I cover AI, cybersecurity, culture, drugs, and more. Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. A protester with tape covering her mouth takes part in the March for Free Internet in central Moscow on July 23 ...and more »

Apple's decision to remove VPN apps from the App Store in China explained by Tim Cook - The Independent

Tim Cook has responded to criticisms that Apple is quietly removing apps from the App Store for the Chinese government. Apps that enable virtual private networks (VPNs) have been disappeared from the App Store in China amid a crackdown from Beijing ...and more »

Russia: VPN ban is a major blow to internet freedom - Amnesty International

A new law signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin banning anonymizers and virtual private networks (VPNs) is a major blow to internet freedom in Russia, Amnesty International said today. “With the Russian authorities increasingly intolerant of ...and more »