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VPN provider removes Russian presence after servers seized

VPN provider Private Internet Access has pulled out of Russia in the wake of new internet surveillance legislation in the country. The company claims that some of its Russian servers were seized by the national government as punishment for not complying with the rules, which ask providers to log and hold all Russian internet traffic… Read More

CloudFlare wants Tor to change or risk roadblocks

Content delivery network provider CloudFlare has asked to work with the Tor Project to implement solutions that will allow users of the anonymity-providing web browser to avoid blocks, CAPTCHAs and a growing list of other impediments which seem to be signalling a war between Tor users and regular network traffic. The California based company, which… Read More

New P2P torrent site ‘Play’ has no single point of failure

Legal complications and the constant blocking of online download platforms has resulted in many operators looking for new solutions for staying online in the future. Now, reports are pointing to Play, a new peer-to-peer (P2P) site for downloading torrents that is practically impossible to shut down and promises to be the latest technology to revolutionise online downloads…. Read More

France seeks to ban public Wi-Fi and Tor browser after Paris attacks

France has proposed a new law which would see the country ban the use of the anonymous web browser Tor and free Wi-Fi services, in the wake of last month’s Paris terror attacks. According to French reports [French], authorities are looking to tighten censorship measures in the hope of controlling unregulated internet usage – a tactic… Read More

Russian government seeks to cancel contract to crack Tor

The Russian Ministry of the Interior is seeking legal recourse to truncate an apparently failed contract with a Russian state corporation to crack TOR. In September, according [Russian language] to Russian newspaper Kommersant, the Ministry filed a suit at the Moscow Arbitration Court to terminate its remit to Moscow-based non-profit defence technology company Rostec, who… Read More