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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

France: Ban Tor and Public WiFi

French Police Wants To Ban Tor And Public WiFi

Tyler Lee | December 7, 2015

It has been several weeks since the terrorist attacks in Paris left 130 people dead and more than 300 injured, but it is still fresh in the minds of many around the world. So what can France do to help curb these attacks? According to a report from French newspaper Le Monde (via Motherboard), the French police have come up with some ideas of their own.
According to the internal document that Le Monde managed to get their hands on, it seems that the French police have proposed that the Tor network and public WiFi be banned, although the latter will only come into effect during a state of emergency, or at least that’s what the proposal is asking for.

The internal document reviewed by Le Monde suggests that French law enforcement would like legislative measures as well as technological ones against Tor.
The Tor Project, the non-profit that maintains the Tor software, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Even if it was the French government's intention to block the use of Tor within its borders, it is not totally clear how this would be done, but other countries have attempted to do so.

<more at; related links: [using Google Translate] (A Beauvau, some would intern stuck "S". December 5, 2015) and (After Paris Attacks, French Cops Want to Block Tor and Forbid Free Wi-Fi. December 6, 2015)>

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