Roskomnadzor, the government agency responsible for overseeing Russian communications, is taking steps Block the other six VPN providers. The move came after the agency cut off access to some VPN services that help Russians obtain “banned” information earlier this year.
Roskomnadzor takes action to block more VPNs in Russia
Russian Federation Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media Supervision Agency (Roscomnazor) Is preparing to restrict another six VPN platforms active in the country. The target providers are Betternet, Lantern, X-VPN, Cloudflare Warp, Tachyon VPN and Privatetunnel.
Forklog pointed out in a report citing Roskomnadzor that VPN services such as those listed provide Russian residents with the option to bypass government restrictions and access information prohibited by Russian law. announcement.
In more and more cases, Russian authorities regard encryption-related content as banned.In June, a court in the Perm region Decided Block several websites that explain how to trade Bitcoin. In October, another court ruling threat 17 closed online switches.
Even after the passage of the “digital financial assets” law that took effect in January, many cryptocurrency-related activities remain unregulated in the Russian Federation, including transactions and trade.The Bank of Russia is the country’s monetary authority and is a powerful opponent Bitcoin and other digital currencies are legalized and considered illegal”Money agent. “
Roskomnadzor is now seeking feedback from companies and other organizations that may use the aforementioned VPN platform for legitimate purposes. The regulator explained that these may include specific technological processes that facilitate Russian companies.
For some time, the agency has been seeking VPN services in Russia. September, Federal Service Blocked Another batch of six platforms: Hello! VPN, Express VPN, Keepsolid VPN Unlimited, Nord VPN, Speedify VPN and IPvanish VPN.
Roskomnadzor banned two VPN provider, Vyprvpn and Operavpn, earlier this year. Regulators cited similar reasons in both cases, claiming that these services are creating conditions for illegal activities, such as distributing drugs and spreading extremism.
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