Kazakhstan has started blocking HTTPS traffic

The government of Kazakhstan has started blocking all of the secure HTTPS traffic within its borders. Beginning Wednesday, many people in Kazakhstan trying to access the internet were interrupted with instructions on how to download the required certificate. The country has tried a similar move in 2015 and 2016 but backed off both.

This move is yet another example of the Balkanization of the once-global internet, as different countries seek to monitor or restrict what citizens can see. As known, Its neighboring countries China and Russia have all considered or imposed restrictions on their citizens’ internet access.

Currently, browser makers like Google, Microsoft, and Mozilla are discussing a plan of action on how to deal with sites that have been (re-)encrypted by the Kazakh government’s root certificate.

For more information: ZDNET

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