Russia Planning to Ban VPN Services in the Country: Privacy, a Solution or Threat?

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In Moscow, people were accessing blocked and censored websites through VPN services. Therefore on Thursday March 28th 2019 , a communication watchdog pressurised to block the usage of all VPN (virtual private network) services in the country. Russia blocked some sites including Dailymotion and Telegram due to some broad issues faced by the state. Laws of Russia have prevented people from using a few search engines, messaging through free applications and using social networking websites. A few social networking sites stored personal data of consumers; therefore, Russia was forced to block them for the benefit of the state.

VPN is one great technology which allows internet users to break into their favorite websites and applications blocked by Russia. Roskomnadzor, a Russian communication regulator stated that he asked ten different VPN services to join hands with the country’s IT system through which they can access the registry of banned websites. Major VPN services including VyprVPN, NordVPN, Hide My Ass!, IPVanish, Hola VPN, OpenVPN, ExpressVPN, TorGuard, Kaspersky Secure Connection and VPN Unlimited, are given a whole month to decide whether they would like to join or not.

If the following services agree their users will not get access to those websites blocked by the country. If the VPN services don’t conform to the offer, Russia will forcefully censor and block all the VPNs, stated by Roskomnadzor Russian communication regulator. Such social networks at times cause threat and damage to people and the country’s growth. Anything that causes threat should be stopped and banned on an immediate basis.

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