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Soaring VPN downloads are a symptom of all that is wrong in Russia

IMAGE: A girl using both a smartphone and a laptop with a VPN access in its screens
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There has been a huge rise in the use of virtual private networks (VPNs) in Russia since the start of Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine, with something like half a million downloads a day, compared to around 10,000 before Vladimir Putin started his war.

People are turning to VPNs so they can bypass the information iron curtain that the Kremlin has drawn…




On the effects of technology and innovation on people, companies and society (writing in Spanish at enriquedans.com since 2003)

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Enrique Dans

Enrique Dans

Professor of Innovation at IE Business School and blogger at enriquedans.com

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