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Russia Demands VPN Providers to Comply with Censorship; VyprVPN Refuses

Censorship in Russia has been steadily rising in the past few years, most notably with the announcement in July 2017 when the initial VPN law was signed, and later took effect the following November.  Since that time, the VPN industry was waiting to…

    U.S. Senators raise alarm over Foreign VPNs places negative spotlight on Kaspersky and Anchorfree VPN Partnership

    In a bi-partisan effort by a pair of United States Senators, Marco Rubio (R- Florida) and Ron Wyden (D – Oregon) have drafted a letter imploring that the director of the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency begin an investigation into the use of…

    Russia Internet Data Storage Law

    Like China, Russian Censorship Reinforces VyprVPN Pledge for Online Freedom

    A digital Iron Curtain has been steadily rising into position around the cyber borders of Russia for years now, all in an effort to block contact and content from the rest of the online world. In their latest move, Russian lawmakers adopted legislation…

    Internet censorship in Russia.

    VyprVPN Remains Accessible Despite Russian Blocks

    The demise of Telegram didn’t entirely go as planned after Russian officials announced they were banning the service back in April. Russia’s move to block Telegram came after the encrypted messaging app refused to hand over user decryption keys to the FSB. Rather than…

    Telegram Users Are Turning to VyprVPN

    Russia threw down a block of millions of IP addresses in their assault on the popular app Telegram this week, and VyprVPN is at hand helping users prevail over those restrictions! Around 200 million people worldwide use Telegram with at least 9.5 million of those users…

    Russia announces plan to outlaw VPNs.

    Russia’s VPN Law Goes Into Effect, Impacts Use Of VPN Services

    Russia’s VPN Law Russia’s proposed VPN law takes effect today. We knew this law was coming – it was signed earlier this year in July – as the country planned to implement the law to combat the spread of extremist materials online. While the law…

    Russia announces plan to outlaw VPNs.

    First China, Now Russia: Putin Bans VPN Use in Russia

    With an upcoming election in Russia, Putin is stealing a move out of the book China has so adeptly written with their Great Firewall. Russia this weekend signed a new law which prohibits the use of VPNs and proxies within the country. Anyone using these…

    Russia announces plan to outlaw VPNs.

    Russia Announces Plan to Outlaw VPNs

    Big news out of Russia, as the country last week announced a plan to outlaw VPNs and proxy services. This latest ban comes as a measure to combat the spread of “extremist materials” and content from being distributed online. The VPN ban would be implemented…

    Russia Proposes Banning VPNs That Don't Comply with Censorship Rules

    Russia Proposes Banning VPNs That Don’t Comply with Censorship Rules

    Russia’s latest draft bill increases censorship (again). The law proposes blocking anonymous proxies – including VPNs – that do not prohibit access to forbidden websites in the country. To operate, any such “anonymizing” services would have to block sites listed on the Roskomnadzor’s…

    Internet censorship in Russia.

    Internet Censorship in Russia: An Overview

    As you’re likely aware, many countries in the world censor the Internet and place restrictions on what users can view. One country that engages in such censorious practices is Russia, which also participates in other restrictive practices including regulating news media and impinging on…