Russia blocks encrypted mail service provider ProtonMail

Tamer Sameeh reports:

Russian federal authorities have directed internet service providers across the country to block access to ProtonMail, an encrypted email service provider, as confirmed by the company’s CEO. The block order came directly from the Russian Federal Security Service, which was formerly known as the KGB.

As reported via a Russian blog post that published the federal order, the block was enforced following accusations that ProtonMail, and a group of other email service providers, facilitated the sending of bomb threats.

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