#Fail: Putin Gives The FSB Two Weeks To Come Up With “Encryption Keys” To The Internet

I have to admit that I was stunned when I first read this report by Gawker where Russian Head Honcho Vladimir Putin has given the FSB, who used to be known as the KGB by the way, two weeks to  produce “encryption keys” to decrypt all data on the internet. That way he can look at whatever he wants.

Good luck with that.

Assuming that this was even possible as you’d need a ton of computing power and storage to even try something like this, something that I am not sure that Russia currently has, the question is, why? Well, I can only think of a few reasons:

  1. This report by Gawker is completely wrong and inaccurate. This is entirely possible as Gawker is in deep trouble at the moment.
  2. Putin is doing this for political cover for something else that he has planned. This too is entirely possible as the politics of distraction is a great way to give one political cover for something that you don’t want people to notice that you’re doing. Another view of this is that he knows that something bad may be coming down the pipe and when it hits, he can use this to get even more power.
  3. Putin has created a legal excuse to punish people who are otherwise political enemies. This is also possible as that is how things are often done in that part of the world.
  4. Putin has lost his marbles.

Stay tuned. This may or may not be interesting to watch.

 

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