Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law banning the use of technologies that might be used to access websites that are blocked in the country.
Head of Roskomnadzor (Russian controlling service over telecommunications – RRT) Alexander Zharov said that the popular Telegram messenger can be blocked in Russia within a few days if the service founder Pavel Durov refuses to provide registration data.
Negotiations of the presidents took place on June 26th at the Elysee Palace in Paris.
Soon after some Russian internet providers started blocking google.ru, the decision was cancelled, and the domain was removed from the list of domains that providers are supposed to block.
Roskomnadzor (Russian controlling service over telecommunications – RRT) ordered Russian providers to block the Russian domain of the Google search engine (google.ru).
A bill on banning the use of VPN services and anonymizers was introduced for consideration of deputies of the State Duma (lower chamber of Russian parliament – RRT), and published on its website.
According to the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU), the management of Yandex transferred personal data of Ukrainian citizens to Russian secret services.
The administration of Telegram messenger stated that no government has received, or will receive “a bit” of information from the messenger.
Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree against anonymity on the Internet and on regulating of “media-like services”.
Roskomnadzor (Russian controlling service over telecommunications – RRT) added WeChat messaging service into the register of prohibited websites based on the Federal Law “On Information, Information Technologies, and Information Protection”.