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Putin Makes Russia’s Top Blogger Ban Anonymous Internet Access

Dmitry Medvedev, the highest-ranking Russian official to use social media, banned anonymous access to the Internet in public spaces as his mentor Vladimir Putin tightens control over electronic information flows.

The Russian prime minister, whose Twitter account has 2.4 million followers, signed a document that requires all operators of collective access points or public Wi-Fi to ask users to provide their full names and proof of identity. The personal data must be stored for six months.