While Russia has deftly used the internet to advance its own interests, it is apparently concerned about other countries deploying its own tactics, so it is preparing to “disconnect” from the internet, ZDNet reports.
Average Russians would not lose internet access; the plan would instead change how internet traffic is handled on the back-end.
The move has been in the works for years, and is intended to seal Russia off from incoming cyber attacks. ISPs in the region are now preparing to test a system that would re-route web traffic in Russia to exchange points controlled by Russia’s telecom agency, Roskomnazor, ZDNet says. Read more…
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