November 1, 2012
Kremlin's New Net Surveillance Goes Live
Soldatov & Borogan, Danger Room
On the surface, it’s all about protecting Russian kids from internet pedophiles. In reality, the Kremlin’s new “Single Register” of banned websites, which goes into effect today, will wind up blocking all kinds of online political speech. And, thanks to the spread of new internet-monitoring technologies, the Register could well become a tool for spying on millions of Russians.
TAGGED: freedom of speech, Internet, Kremlin, Russia