Fury in Russia over new WiFi curbs


  • TECH
  • Saturday, 09 Aug 2014

MORE RESTRICTIONS: A new government decree requiring Russians to provide their passport details when logging on to public WiFi networks had Internet users up in arms on Friday.

MOSCOW: A new government decree requiring Russians to provide their passport details when logging on to public WiFi networks had Internet users up in arms on Friday. 

The decree amends an existing law with a new clause that says "providing communication services on data transfer and Internet connection will be done by the operator... after user identification." 

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