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Russia bans anonymous usage of mobile messengers, - Russian Prosecutor General
11:40, 30 November 2017
Russia bans anonymous usage of mobile messengers, - Russian Prosecutor General

User should be identified and sign the agreement to use Telegram and WhatsApp

11:40, 30 November 2017

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Russia will ban the anonymous usage of mobile messengers since January 1, 2018. Yury Chaika, the Prosecutor General of Russia claimed this as Interfax reported.

‘The services on the sending of the instant messaging will be provided only to the identified users on the basis of the telephone number and the particular agreement’, Chaika explained.

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He also noted that the criminal penalty will be provided in Russia for the illegal access to the managing systems of the nuclear and chemical industry, energy, defense and industrial complex and other strategically important fields.

Also, Chaika noted that the law that bans the users of the internet services to use the programs that provide the access to the forbidden websites such as different kinds of vpn since November 1, 2017.

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‘We effectively use the ‘United Automatized Register of Domain Names’ that accumulates information on such websites’, Chaika said.

Earlier it was reported that the Ukrainian National Commission for the State Regulation of Communications and Informatization tries to act the same way, offering to the anonymous telephone subscribers to register.

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