I don't see any position from Mozilla on this yet:
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1567114
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/mozilla.dev.security.policy/wnuKAhACo3E

Couldn't find anything about Google Chrome.

Meanwhile, I have emailed secur...@wikimedia.org with a link to this
discussion (hope it's not a terribly inappropriate thing to do).

I'd be great to hear from WMF about their view on this.

Best,
Yury.

Yury Bulka <setthemf...@privacyrequired.com> writes:

> I'm not in Kazakhstan and am not in directly touch with any of
> wikimedians there, so I don't know their position.
>
> However, I'm not sure how much freedom they have in expressing their
> honest opinion about this publicly. Simply because it is always a
> pros-and-cons calculation to criticise your local goverment in such
> situations.
>
> Yaroslav Blanter <ymb...@gmail.com> writes:
>
>> I do not think Kazakhstan has a chapter. In the past, some Kazakh
>> Wikimedians enjoyed close collaboration with the government (for example,
>> the Kazakhstani Encyclopedia has been released under a free license and
>> verbatim copied to the Kazakh Wikipedia, so that I do not expect much.
>>
>> Cheers
>> Yaroslav
>>
>> On Tue, Jul 23, 2019 at 12:45 PM Thomas Townsend <homesec1...@gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> Yury
>>>
>>> What is the position of the Kazakhstan chapter on this?
>>>
>>> The Turnip
>>>
>>> On Sun, 21 Jul 2019 at 11:36, Yury Bulka
>>> <setthemf...@privacyrequired.com> wrote:
>>> >
>>> > I'm sure many have heard about this:
>>> >
>>> https://thehackernews.com/2019/07/kazakhstan-https-security-certificate.html
>>> >
>>> > Essentially, the government in Kazakhstan started forcing citizens into
>>> > installing a root TLS certificate on their devices that would allow the
>>> > government to intercept, decrypt and manipulate all HTTPS traffic.
>>> >
>>> > Without the centificate, it seems, citizens can't access HTTPS pages (at
>>> > least on some ISPs).
>>> >
>>> > I think this has serious implications for Wikipedia & Wikimedia, as not
>>> > only they would be easily able to see which articles people read, but
>>> > also steal login credentials, depseudonymize people and even hijack
>>> > admin accounts.
>>> >
>>> > Another danger is that if this effort by Kazakhstan will succeed, other
>>> > governments may start doing the same.
>>> >
>>> > I wonder if WMF has any position on this yet?
>>> >
>>> > Best,
>>> > Yury.
>>> >
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