Negotiations of the presidents took place on June 26th at the Elysee Palace in Paris.
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.
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”.
Roskomnadzor has officially added BlackBerry Messenger (BBM), Imo, Line and VChat into the register of banned services because they refused to register as “information distributors”.
Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law that was previously approved by both chambers of Russian parliament. It gives judges the right to restrict broadcasting from court sessions.
Not a single Russian federal TV channel interrupted its scheduled program to report on anti-corruption protest rallies that took place in Moscow and dozens of cities across the country, which involved thousands of people, and ended up with mass detentions…
A Spanish website selling jamon was included into the registry of banned information by the decision of the Ulyanovsk district court of Ulyanovsk region.
According to Roskomsvoboda, brazzers.com was included in the registry of banned information on Monday, February 6th.
Presidential adviser on Internet development said that the only way to ensure information security in Russia is to restrict internet like it is done in China.
Now Russian smartphone users are unable to install LinkedIn app on their devices. The network has been blocked by a court decision in mid-November.