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February 18, 2019
Kremlin seeks more control over internet in Russia
Source: The Hill
Journalist Jacqueline Thomsen
Russia is taking steps to tighten its grip on the internet within its borders, as the nation’s legislature advanced legislation this week that would test temporarily disconnecting Russia from the global internet.
The first version of the bill was approved by the legislature on Tuesday. It still has two more steps to go before it gets final approval.
The bill would require that all internet traffic move through servers physically based in Russia. And it will expand the state-run communications office to oversee that routing.
In a separate move, the Kremlin has also announced that it is planning to build its own version of the Domain Name System (DNS), the records systems used for the internet to direct users to specific domains for websites.
Read the full article and more in The Hill.