Russia ban on Gmail, Hotmail and Skype?

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  1. roundabout

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    RUSSIAN SECURITY AGENCY and successor to the KGB, the Federal Security Service (FSB) has become "increasingly concerned" with the use of Gmail, Hotmail and Skype in the heart of the fomer Soviet Union, and has called for a ban on all three Internet communications services.

    The FSB apparently is concerned about the "uncontrolled use" of Gmail, Hotmail and Skype, which it says might threaten Russia's national security. AFP cites the FSB's information and special communication centre director, Alexander Andreyechkin as being worried that these Internet services "use foreign-made encryption technology".

    Andreyechkin, talking at a meeting of the Russian government's communication and technology committee said, "Uncontrolled usage of these services may lead to massive threat to Russia's security." AFP reports that Andreyechkin said that Gmail, Hotmail and Skype servers are outside Russia and therefore are used by extremist organisations. If only FSB director Andreyechkin could appreciate the irony of his statement.

    Deputy Minister of communications Ilya Massukh said that the Russian government will receive recommendations on the regulation of encryption technology by 1 October 2011. Massukh was reportedly heard to say that the FSB would like to ban these services in Russia because "security authorities cannot access them".

    Russia might well try to ban Gmail, Hotmail and Skype but that doesn't mean Russians will be unable to access them. Users outside of Russia might even support the decision, if it leads to lower spam on the email systems involved.
     
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    They're only afraid that all of their hot women will end up getting married to "rich American man" and all they'll be left with is the wooly mammoths that can out drink any man walking. It's a realistic concern, I get the emails all the time...

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  3. DoldGigga

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    I don't know how 97% of the hottest women in the world ended up in Russia...but damn. You walk around over there and every other woman you see is like 11. Here in the States you got plenty of 11s too, except that is their weight in metric tons.
     
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    This has been debunked already
     
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    been there and it is true. It is their fing genes man. They are also experts at nagging so I guess it balances out.
     
  6. DoldGigga

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    You gotta know how to keep em satisfied. My girls don't nag cuz they're usually too exhausted.
     
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    mine nags because im out exhausting others hahahah
     
  8. DoldGigga

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    LOL then let her participate man!! Three's a crowd!
     

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