Putin Signs to Ban All VPN Services & Requires Chat Apps to Identify Users Ahead of March Election - Wccftech

As we reported last week, Russia was considering to put a blanket ban on all VPN services ahead of its upcoming election. Passed through the Russian Parliament, Duma, the bill was awaiting President Vladimir Putin's signature. Russian President Putin ...

How Vladimir Putin Has Cracked Down on Russia's Internet - Newsweek

Russia President Vladimir Putin has signed a law that blocks websites and internet services offering Russians a loophole into viewing content banned in their country. The law, signed by Putin Saturday and published by the government Sunday, claims to ...

Putin signs law on new budget rule - TASS

MOSCOW, July 31. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a federal law on a new budget rule [mechanism of Russia's budget forming, determining the maximum level of spending on the basis of oil prices - TASS] aimed to reduce the dependency of ...

Putin signs bill banning web anonymizers in Russia - RT

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a bill banning the use of any technology or software that allows access to websites that have been officially blocked on Russian territory, specifically targeting so-called web anonymizers. Read more ...

Russia follows China in tightening internet restrictions, raising fresh censorship concerns - Yahoo Finance UK

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 ...

Networks, - AppAdvice

Russia is joining China in a crackdown on Virtual Private Networks, VPN apps that allow users to view internet content banned in their home countries. CNN reports that Russian President Vladimir Putin recently signed a bill enacting the ban, which ...

Russia to follow China's example in clamping down on VPN use, from November - 9to5Mac

President Vladimir Putin has signed a bill that prohibits services, including virtual private networks (VPNs), that enable users to skirt government censorship efforts. The law will take effect on November 1. VPN apps encrypt all traffic between the ...