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Russian Intel Chief: Internet Should be Controlled By ‘Proper Authorities’

“‘Fighting terrorism’ is how the Kremlin explains its latest effort to broaden its surveillance of Russian society and increase its control over internet content. But the program is also Moscow’s latest step toward digital isolationism. ‘For us professionals, it has long been obvious that cyberspace should be under the control of the competent authorities,’ Sergei Smirnov, the First Deputy Director of the Federal Security Service of Russia, or FSB, told state-run media. ‘Without this, we can’t guarantee proper information security and successfully counter modern terrorist threats.’ Smirnov spoke after a meeting of a high-level working group that includes China, Pakistan, and some former Soviet republics, called RATS SCO. He said the group had decided to expand governmental control over the internet in their respective countries.”

Source: Russian Intel Chief: Internet Should be Controlled By ‘Proper Authorities’ – Defense One

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