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Microsoft-Owned GitHub Blocks Devs in US Sanctioned Countries

GitHub is restricting the user accounts of people residing in territories subject to US government sanctions, such as the Crimea region of Ukraine, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, and Syria.

The policy came to light after a developer in Crimea had his account restricted, meaning that only certain very basic features of the platform remain available to him. The user policy of GitHub, which is owned by Microsoft, mentions that any information uploaded to the website “may be subject to trade control regulations, including under the US Export Administration Regulations (the EAR).”

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