Russia plans to temporarily disconnect the entire country from the internet

It’s part of a test to see if the country’s internet can hold up on its own in case of foreign aggression. The Russian news agency RosBiznesKonsalting has announced that Russian authorities and the country’s major internet providers are getting ready to launch a test that will see Russian internet space (Runet) cut off from the rest of the world (via ZDNet).Read Full Story

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