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Russia Backs Down On Skype, Gmail Ban

April 13th, 2011 04:50 admin Leave a comment Go to comments


An anonymous reader writes “Russia’s Federal Security Service won’t ban Skype, Gmail and Hotmail on national security grounds after all. Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) has backed away from its call for a ban on Skype, Gmail and Hotmail, first voiced on Friday. On 8 April, FSB official Alexander Andreyechkin said foreign-based services that allowed for encrypted communications posed a security problem for Russia. ‘The uncontrollable use of such services can lead to a major threat to Russia’s security,’ Andreyechkin reportedly said at a government meeting.”

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