The Russian president, Vladimir Putin has shut out Tor and virtual private networks (VPNs) in a restraint on apps that grant entry to sites restricted in Russia.
The bill, signed by the president of Russia, was a decree by the government parliament previous week and the ban will begin from 1 November.
A second law to restrict the unidentified use of internet messaging services will come b enforced on 1 January 2019.
The laws were signed by Vladimir Putin will prevent entry to “illegal information” and it’s now aimed at law-abiding web users, the leaders of the smaller majority of the house of parliament discloses,
One major part of the second law is the policies that demand web operators to prevent users’ entry if they discover that users are sharing criminal data.
A move to oppose Privacy Protecting Technology
Dr Joss Wright at the Oxford Internet Institute said. These motive is part of a movement to oppose privacy-protecting technologies that are now becoming a “huge issue in the internet environment.”
“For many years now these tools have not been noticed,” he told the reporters.
“However as countries get more technical ability and users continue to use [VPNs] on a larger scale, then its huge issue to all authorities.”
“Firms and enterprises make use of these VPNs for distance operation- as users abroad visit corporate organization,” he said.
Recently in the United Kingdom, the Metropolitan Police shared a counsel cyber-security footage for internet users that promotes the use of VPNs for login into unrestricted Wi-Fi.
Also in China, the government has taken more strict laws on VPNs.
The authority reports in January that VPN domain would need to have a license permit to circulate their products.
Apple was blasted during the weekend by many companies after it removed a lot of apps out, from the Chinese App Store.