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“By continuing the process of inflation, governments can confiscate secretly and unobserved an important part of the wealth of their citizens.” – John Maynard Keynes, writing about the effects of a seemingly small amount of inflation every year.

Russia Orders Major VPN Providers To Block ‘Banned’ Sites

This is a case of government censorship at its worst: During the past few days, Russian telecoms watch Roscomnadzor says it sent compliance notifications to 10 major VPN services with servers inside Russia — NordVPN, ExpressVPN, TorGuard, IPVanish, VPN Unlimited, VyprVPN, Kaspersky Secure Connection, HideMyAss!, Hola VPN, and OpenVPN. The government agency is demanding that the affected services begin interfacing with the FGIS database, blocking the sites listed within. Several other local companies — search giant Yandex, Sputnik, Mail.ru, and Rambler — are already connected to the database and filtering as required.

Details may be found at: http://bit.ly/2YAV7B9.

Categories: Legal Affairs

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