Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Mac Community > Community Discussion > Politics, Religion, Social Issues

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Oct 7, 2013, 11:41 AM   #1
macrumors P6
MacNut's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: CT
Russia planning 'PRISM on steroids' for Winter Olympics

In February, visitors from around the world will gather in Sochi, Russia for the 2014 Winter Olympics and according to a new report published in The Guardian, they'll be greeted by one of the most invasive web surveillance systems in the world. The new documents, unearthed by a team of Russian journalists in collaboration with Citizen Lab, shine a light on Russia's plans to fight back against recent protest actions by digging into the online activities of everyone in the region. From there, state agencies will be able to search for specific keywords they deem suspicious, a set-up one analyst described as "PRISM on steroids."

Russia's deep packet inspection system has been detailed before, but the new documents show just how quickly the system is being built out, with major upgrades being made to both phone and Wi-Fi networks in preparation for the influx of Olympic visitors. As journalist Andrei Soldatov put it, "Russian authorities want to make sure that every connection and every move made online in Sochi during the Olympics will be absolutely transparent to the secret services of the country."
The thoughts in my head are rated TV-MA. Viewer discretion is advised.
As cool as the other side of the pillow. - Stuart Scott
MacNut is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 7, 2013, 02:39 PM   #2
macrumors 6502a
Join Date: Feb 2010
Well, at least Russia is being "transparent".
jnpy!$4g3cwk is online now   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 7, 2013, 03:48 PM   #3
macrumors Demi-God
skunk's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Republic of Ukistan
I love the smell of glasnost in the morning.
skunk is offline   0 Reply With Quote

MacRumors Forums > Mac Community > Community Discussion > Politics, Religion, Social Issues

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2014 Winter Olympics Thread carjakester Community Discussion 166 Feb 24, 2014 11:03 PM
Russia shouldn't be holding these Olympics... AutoUnion39 Community Discussion 22 Feb 7, 2014 04:20 PM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:19 AM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2015, MacRumors.com, LLC