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Russia Refuses To Ban Skype And Gmail Just Because Of Some Silly National Security Threat

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Russia has rejected a proposal from within their main domestic security agency that was seeking to ban Skype, Gmail, and Hotmail due to a perception that they are "major threats" to national security.

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The proposal came after "cyber attacks on Russia's most popular blogging site and the website of a popular independent newspaper this week."

Russia Rejects Proposal To Ban Skype, Gmail [HuffPo]

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a_blackpanther
a_blackpanther

HA. From what I've read the DDoS attack on Livejournal happened because of a blog that speaks against the current Russian government. It's interesting that their "domestic security agency" wanted to ban email providers.