Anonymous Wi-Fi now banned in Russia

8 August 2014 10:03

Access to Wi-Fi for Russians will be possible upon registration only.

Russia’s Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has signed an order banning anonymous access to the Internet in restaurants, metro, parks and other places offering Wi-Fi connections, the government reports on its website.

The document reads communication operators will be responsible for identifying users. Access to the Internet will be possible upon registration, where a user will have to give the full name “confirmed by an ID.”

The hardware is to be identified as well.