Re: [Russia] a sovereign internetFrom: firstname.lastname@example.org
Apr 15 2019 20:13:40
On 2019-03-06, NewsBeanie <email@example.com> wrote:
Title: Vladimir Putin Wants His Own Internet
Date: Tue, 05 Mar 2019 13:11:00 -0500
A bill that's progressing through Russia's legislature could grant
local authorities deeper control over internet access. The so-called
"Sovereign Internet" bill seeks to set up a centralized hub officials
can use to manage the flow of information in the nation. From a
report: Putin is touting the initiative as a defensive response to the
Trump Administration's new cyber strategy, which permits offensive
measures against Russia and other designated adversaries. But industry
insiders, security experts and even senior officials say political
upheaval is the bigger concern. "This law isn't about foreign threats,
or banning Facebook and Google, which Russia can already do legally,"
said Andrei Soldatov, author of "The Red Web: The Kremlin's Wars on
the Internet" and co-founder of Agentura.ru, a site that tracks the
security services. "It's about being able to cut off certain types of
traffic in certain areas during times of civil unrest."
I can see some conservative Christians in the USA getting excited about
something like this ... pure, no porn or mention of abortion or
darkskinned people, or other things that drive them crazy...