Authorities accused of trying to thwart political dissent online by imposing tough restrictions on anonymous browsing
Critics have accused Russia of attempting to neuter the internet as a political threat after the authorities launched a crackdown on virtual private networks (VPNs).
VPN services and apps allow internet users to appear as if they are in a different country to the one in which they are physically located, which helps with anonymity and also enables users to access sites blacklisted in particular countries.
If the next generation is to enjoy the online liberties ours did, innocuous traffic must become truly indistinguishable from the sensitive.
Link : Rights groups condemn ‘shameful’ Russian crackdown on web VPNs