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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…

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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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