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unproven innocence4/16/2019 5:44:52 am PDT

A rather ominous development, balkanization of the internet continues:
Russia’s parliament votes to unplug internet from world

The Russian Duma has given its final approval to a bill creating a domestic internet. Lawmakers say it aims to protect Russia from cyber threats — but the law has sparked protest: Critics worry it will allow censorship.
Russian Duma deputies on Tuesday overwhelmingly supported a bill allowing Russia to create its own autonomous internet. The law will create an independent infrastructure for the Russian internet, or “Runet,” which will essentially allow Russia to pull up its virtual drawbridges in case of attack.