3 Bitcoin-related websites blocked in Russia, including bitcoin.org

Mirimir mirimir at riseup.net
Tue Jan 13 18:22:04 PST 2015

On 01/13/2015 05:47 PM, Alfie John wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 14, 2015, at 11:17 AM, rysiek wrote:
>> Dnia wtorek, 13 stycznia 2015 23:24:46 odinn pisze:
>> Tel that to David Censormoron, or whatever his surname really is.
>> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/01/12/iranuk_in_accord_as_pm_promises_to_block_encrypted_comms_after_election/
>> Seriously, anybody from the UK here? How's the situation on the Isles,
>> is there any chance to stop this madness?
> Don't try to stop it. In fact, we should all be rallying the people of
> the UK to champion this and put this in affect. Once the election
> results are over, the new government are sworn in, and the laws are
> passed, encryption is turned off throughout the UK. Awesome job. Pat on
> the back. Then watch how the banking sector no longer guarantee online
> transactions safe, the proles stop using credit cards online for
> ecommerce, and businesses stop using their company VPNs.
> Be careful what you wish for David.
> Alfie

I'm sure that the UK would just require registration for using SSH, TLS,
IPsec, OpenVPN, etc, etc. Consider Iran's approach in 2013.[0]

| "Within the last few days illegal VPN ports in the country have
| been blocked," Ramezanali Sobhani-Fard, the head of the Iranian
| parliament's information and communications technology committee,
| told Mehr news agency, according to Reuters. "Only legal and
| registered VPNs can from now on be used."


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