Tag: Duma

Russia to Ban VPN and Proxy Use

One of the more popular ways to protect one’s data and personal information on the internet is by using services called Virtual Private Networks, or VPNs. The robust security and relative anonymity they provide is great for law-abiding citizens, but also makes them attractive to criminals. Because of criminal utilization of VPNs, various governments have done their best to regulate and track their usage. Russia is considering doing the same. VPNs Are …
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Leaked Letter by Russian Official Points to Bitcoin Conference in Moscow

The lower house of the Russian parliament, the State Duma, has scheduled a digital currency conference to take place on the 2nd of June, 2016. According to a leaked letter posted on Forklog – which is allegedly signed by Duma Chairman Andrey Lugovoy – the conference is titled “Electronic Currency in Light of Contemporary Legal and Economic Challenges”. Andrey Lugovoy is one of the few Russian officials to take a …
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