Google shuts Russian workplace following Putin’s web crackdown

Google shuts Russian office following Putin's internet crackdown

Google will quickly shut its Russian engineering workplaces and relocate 50-odd staff, in response to The Info. The search big did not say why it made the transfer, however it might have been prompted by a current crackdown on web freedoms inside the nation. Russia just lately handed a regulation forcing bloggers to register with authorities, and is about to move one other that may require web site operators to retailer knowledge on Russian residents inside its borders. The Putin authorities additionally raided a overseas e-enterprise operator, and Google might really feel equally weak contemplating the reams of consumer knowledge it shops. Mountain view stated that the affected engineers could have the choice of transferring to different divisions inside the firm.

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