Putin: Russians should ready themselves for another Iron Curtain - in cyberspace

RIP open internet? Russia says it’s only a matter of time, before countries surround themselves with virtual borders.

Kremlin warms up the Russian public to the idea of national virtual borders – like the Great Firewall of China.​

The Kremlin utterly embarrassed itself in a blocking fight with Pavel Durov’s Telegram Messenger service. In an attempt to block Telegram, Russia’s communications regulator, Roskomnadzor, ended up blocking over 18 million IP addresses, including swaths of IP addresses belonging to Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Viber, Volvo dealerships, Kremlin museums and at least 120 third-party firms – online stores, banks, car dealerships, dental clinics, delivery services and English-language schools. Meanwhile, Telegram is still functioning.

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