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

rysiek rysiek at hackerspace.pl
Wed Jan 14 06:12:25 PST 2015

Dnia wtorek, 13 stycznia 2015 19:22:04 Mirimir pisze:
> 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_t
> >> o_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."

Exactly. I'm sure the banking sector and the government would find some 
amicable solution. For instance, banks could be exempt, as they already 
provide any and all info the government asks them to.

Be careful what you wish for, Alfie. This, like many other laws, would be a 
classic example of "give me a man and I'll find a crime". Magically, *some* 
users of encryption would not be hindered/persecuted, and some would be to the 
full extent permissible by law -- and far beyond.

Michał "rysiek" Woźniak

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