Russian internet restrictions and Tor research

Russia has got a bit of a bad name in the Western media at the moment. With the war in Ukraine, Malaysian Airlines flight 17, Pussy Riot, arrests of journalists, Greenpeace activists arrested, internet restrictions and many other things happening, this isn't very surprising.

Now, the Russian government is asking for research into the TOR Project. It's unclear what this research will mean in practice but it is unlikely to make the internet more free.

I expect over the next few years that it won't just be oppressive regimes that will reduce freedom on the internet. Sadly, this will be our future too.