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Carl
08-08-2014, 11:48
http://globalvoicesonline.org/2014/08/07/public-wifi-internet-id-passport-russia/

That Starbucks coffee with a quick internet surf is about to get a lot stickier...
Want to log onto public wifi? Be ready to break out your passport.
No worries tho...wifi is a 'want'...not a 'need'....

Benedikt
08-08-2014, 12:09
http://globalvoicesonline.org/2014/08/07/public-wifi-internet-id-passport-russia/

That Starbucks coffee with a quick internet surf is about to get a lot stickier...
Want to log onto public wifi? Be ready to break out your passport.
No worries tho...wifi is a 'want'...not a 'need'....



who will check when I sit in Gorki park, the Metro or the bus on the ring road. the driver / conductor/ park cleaners?
sometimes or Ministers / the good premier / the Duma deputies and maybe even VV should first listen to advisors, find out if it is possible or feasable (sp?) and then make a law about it....

AstarD
08-08-2014, 12:25
There is already the law, Benedikt. Medvedev issued the order a month ago.

fenrir
08-08-2014, 12:32
RL is right. Russia is turning into another North Korea.

MandM
08-08-2014, 13:27
I agree, who will check on the metro? Will they ask us to take out our passports and enter information directly on the "log-in" page?

Russian Lad
08-08-2014, 13:29
They are hastily backtracking now, after realizing it is impossible I guess:) Internet will bite back, Netocracy is invincible.:) The question is - what are they trying to hide?:) It is too late anyway.
http://tvrain.ru/articles/merija_moskvy_oprovergla_zapret_anonimnogo_dostupa_k_wi_fi-373719/

Benedikt
08-08-2014, 14:13
There is already the law, Benedikt. Medvedev issued the order a month ago.



and only now we know about it? takes the government Gazetta that long to publish the new laws. or was the newspaper waiting for a slow day to publish it in their rag?

FatAndy
09-08-2014, 20:47
RL is right. Russia is turning into another North Korea.
Yes, and we'll shoot enemies in the Red Square from mine droppers ;)

vossy7
09-08-2014, 22:24
I was playing scrabble on the circle line yesterday without any interruption :10518:

FatAndy
10-08-2014, 00:28
I was playing scrabble on the circle line yesterday without any interruption :10518:
Me too. Very probably, because we didn't read those news smelling with clinical idiocy of journalizzzm, mentioned above... ;)

AstarD
10-08-2014, 09:09
Me too. Very probably, because we didn't read those news smelling with clinical idiocy of journalizzzm, mentioned above... ;)

Or, the Metro's Internet provider has found a way to detect your device and therefore can report on it without disturbing you.

FatAndy
10-08-2014, 10:19
Astarochka, every provider has means to detect a device, and always had. Internet's so called "privacy" (your favourite Western sacred cow) never existed before and won't exist.