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Friday, May 18 • 09:00 - 10:15
How does the Kremlin manipulate the Russian IT industry to exert control over the internet

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The panel will feature two interventions focused on the current state of Internet censorship and Internet governance in Russia. The first one, based on an ongoing research at the Citizen Lab, will focus on the shadowy Russian market of middleboxes - technological solutions for lawful interception and filtering. How is this market regulated (if ever)? What are the economic incentives beyond Internet censorship and lawful interception? How do these boxes work? What's the best methodology for middlebox research and what can we learn from it?

The second intervention, by Samat Galimov, the ex-CTO of Meduza.io, one of the most popular opposition media in Russia, will give a practitioner's perspective on "experiencing censorship". Samat will analyze in details the recent (unfruitful) attempts of Russian government to block Telegram. What can we learn about the flaws of Russian censorship infrastructure from the Telegram case? How can we explain the effect of Telegram ban on the civil society and the ongoing protests in Russia?

The interventions will be followed by an interactive session. We hope to engage the audience to define together a set of outcomes: recommendations for Russian Internet freedom advocacy groups, methodological insights for middlebox research, recommendations for Russian users, similar experiences from CIS countries (and around the world).


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Friday May 18, 2018 09:00 - 10:15
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