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Russia will not ban Skype, gmail, hotmail despite FSB concerns

19:52 08/04/2011

Russian Communications Minister Igor Shchegolev said on Friday the government had no plans on banning foreign online communications services such as Skype, gmail or hotmail, which are very popular in Russia.

Shchegolev made the comment after a Federal Security Service (FSB) official told a government telecommunications commission that these internet services should be banned as using foreign encoding programs, which hampers FSB investigations.

"We have no plans to cancel or close Skype, gmail, hotmail or any other [online] foreign services in Russia," Shchegolev said. "We are now discussing how to regulate such technologies, including economically."

A Kremlin official echoed Shchegolev by saying that special services did not determine Russia's policy.

The commission decided to set up a working group to draw up proposals by October on how to regulate the use of cryptographic means in free internet services.

MOSCOW, April 8 (RIA Novosti)

 

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  • DariusLook how the USA deal with this problem!
    20:59, 08/04/2011
    Look at what is done in the United States. I believe that the "Patriot Act" allows the spying on citizens by secret services. They can decript any messages, as a software key is provided by software manufacturers.
    This of course quite undémocratic, but state sécurity is at this price.

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