VPNs in India must be permanently blocked due to increase in cybercrime, parliamentary panel urges government again

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs has once again urged the government to block virtual private networks (VPNs) in India. The committee cited VPN services as a technological challenge that leads to “getting around the walls of cybersecurity and allowing criminals to remain anonymous online.” In its report presented to Rajya Sabha on government … Read more

Russian news sites blocked by Ukraine, accused of spreading propaganda

Ukraine on Monday blocked the websites of several major Russian media outlets in its latest round of sanctions against neighboring Russia, which it accused of spreading propaganda. Ties between former Soviet countries have deteriorated drastically since Russia annexed the Crimean peninsula in 2014 and threw its weight on armed separatists in eastern Ukraine. Ukraine and … Read more