Russia Asks For The Impossible With Its New Surveillance Laws

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  1. dogbite

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    king canute ordered the tide not to come in and wet his boots - that did not turn out well.


    putin should read about the roman triumphs, where a roman general had a reward of a parade dedicated to his glory, as he rode thru rome on a chariot, with a slave riding behind him whispering in his ear, "remember you are only a mortal''.



    the photo was taken from a film about julius caesar. putin should remember what happened not only to him, but to the last russian tsar.
     
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    I'd still use Yandex if needed; although admittedly for non-personal matter, especially cause I don't live in Russia.
     
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    yandex is using agnitum's anti-malware & security code to filter & secure sites in yandex's web browser & mail, having bought out agnitum & absorbed their personnel. i trust mikhail (agnitum ex-CEO) and outpost, but sadly yandex, in st. petersburg, is vulnerable to local laws so the future is cloudy with a chance of rain.
     
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    LOL Russian providers "can be ordered to retain every byte of data that they transmit, including video, telephone calls, text messages, web traffic, and email for six months—a daunting and expensive task that requires the kind of storage capacity that’s usually associated with NSA data centers in Utah". So Russian citizens will be a bit infuriated as if it comes true they'll eventually have to pay for spying on them.
     
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    The irony in this is that it is a backlash from the concerted Western effort to present Russia as a surveyed society, enemy of liberal values.
     
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    Well, first of all this law is becoming effective on 1 July 2018, so there is still time. I use yandex not as my primary email and I like it very much. I will start looking for alternatives, but no rushing.

    The login page of inbox.lv is HTTP and not HTTPS. Is that serious?
     
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    Cnut was an intelligent and able ruler - the tide thing was to expose his sycophantic advisers.

    As far as this law's concerned, it's likely not important whether it's possible to implement it or not, the important thing for politicians is to install fear into the population which inhibits free communications, and have arbitrary law which applies to communications.

    This is not restricted to Russia.
     
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    I wrote an email to Yandex asking to explain how this law will affect users (especially non Russians, if this matters), hopefully they will get back to me.
     
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    Russia is going to ban LinkedIn after court ruling. What’s next?
    http://securityaffairs.co/wordpress/53403/laws-and-regulations/linkedin.html
     
  13. dogbite

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    Well, maybe they were just sick of that spam LOL
     
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