[ISN] Russia Wants to Monitor the Net

From: mea culpa (jerichoat_private)
Date: Thu Aug 13 1998 - 11:02:40 PDT

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    Forwarded From: Pat Gray <eyeoferinat_private>
    Thought you might be interested in this:
    Subject: Resource: Russia Wants to Monitor The Net
    I have now seen two articles on the Net about Russia's FSB security
    agency, formerly the KGB, reportedly working to establish a "SORM" -- the
    acronym for "system for ensuring investigative activity". This would force
    all providers of Internet services to install a snooping device in their
    main computers and build a dedicated information superhighway connecting
    it with FSB.
    The Russian secret police would be able to monitor, in real time, every
    e-mail message and Web page sent or received by Russians...
    The first article was back on July 21 at
    Now a new one has appeared at
    announcing a Russian web site, with information in Russian and some in
    English, who is "fighting back".
    Pat Gray
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