Yaroslav

If there is no local chapter willing and able to take action, then
presumably it falls to WMF central to do so, as they have in the USA
and Turkey

The Turnip

On Tue, 23 Jul 2019 at 12:41, Yaroslav Blanter <ymb...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> 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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