Russia has been in the center of attention, once again, after the most recent events concerning their strict Internet censorship. The Russian news agency, TASS, at the beginning of this month, reported that Roskomnadzor (The Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media), or better known as Russia's telecommunications watchdog, has banned another 50 Virtual Private Networks (VPN) and Proxy servers. The ban comes after providers disobeyed the Russian ban on the messaging app Telegram. Needless to say, many people were not happy about it.
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Recently, Russia made another bold move towards censoring the internet by banning the use of messaging app, Telegram. Now, Russians are searching for ways to bypass this. But is this even possible, and if yes, how? One of the fundamental human rights is the right to privacy, and it should be respected and applied no matter where you live. This means that you have the right “to be left alone” and have your personal information protected from public scrutiny. Unfortunately, not everyone gets to enjoy this. In this Digital age, where the internet is widely used and incorporated into our lives, people living in oppressive regimes have difficulties accessing some of the most used and handy apps and websites. This problem is real and very serious.
Netflix, what once started as a simple subscription-based DVD service back in the 90s, today after just two decades of work and upgrading has become the biggest streaming option for the home television audience. Because it’s available in almost every country in the world, there is rarely a person who doesn’t know what Netflix is. It also has an impressive lineup of movies and series, even for the pickiest movie lovers. However, the content that Netflix offers depends mostly on your location, since the company has different agreements with different countries and content providers. So, the movies you have at your disposal vary from country to country, something that does not sound appealing to many customers. If you are not a US citizen, you won’t be able to see certain movies available in the USA, but only those in your country. And vice versa.