Intel closes its Russian boards to keep away from the nation’s ‘blogger regulation’
Russia’s more and more tight restrictions on web use are chilling free expression, even on websites the place you’d not often anticipate individuals to speak politics. Intel has closed its Russian developer boards so as to keep away from grappling with the nation’s “blogger regulation,” which requires that website authors register with a authorities regulator and face the identical circumstances that govern the press. The chip designer is not saying a lot concerning the closure. It tells TechCrunch that it is doing this to “comply” with the regulation, and that its presences on a number of social networks will let Russian coders get in contact. Nevertheless, it is fairly clear that Intel is taking no possibilities — it’d relatively not topic its employees (and probably discussion board contributors) to shut authorities scrutiny just because they’re troubleshooting apps. Do not be stunned if different tech corporations pull again from the Russian net for comparable causes.