Back in the USSR: Snowden leaves West behind, anonymous wifi makes Russians sing and shout [Government IT Week]
Today's a triple crown of Russian news. Snowden leaves the West behind for another three years, Russia bans anonymous wifi (and is bound to find a way to blame that on the NSA), and Java won't keep you warm in the great Bear nation.
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We're all Russian this week. Yes, we know the USSR is long gone, but some of these things are starting to make PutinLand seem a lot more like the Moscow of old. And what about the US? Well, shockingly, there's nothing incredibly stupid from the American goverment that tops the news of the week. Don't complain. That's rare enough, these days.
Turnbull admits limitations of data retention proposal More holes appear in the government's mandatory data retention proposal as Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull admits the tech-savvy will know how to avoid having their IP addresses logged against sites they visit, while the scheme may still be costly and impractical.
Symantec, Kaspersky clarify China ban Responding to reports that their products have been banned by the Chinese government, the security vendors say the restrictions do not apply to local governments and large enterprises in the country.
Turnbull and Brandis meet with ISPs on data retention Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has said that he and Attorney-General George Brandis are meeting with telecommunications companies today to discuss the government's controversial mandatory data retention proposal.