Technology

Apple and others are blocking the Kazakhstan certificate for surveillance

Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Mozilla worked together to block a certificate from Kazakhstan. It is used to intercept connections and monitor internet user connections. The main interest is to analyze the traffic from the HTTPS sites. Kazakhstan wants to know every citizen’s entire browsing history. It’s neither more nor less than mass surveillance.

Local ISPs have been directed to block foreign sites unless the certificate is installed on the citizen’s device. So far, Safari, Chrome, Microsoft Edge and Firefox have blocked the certificate. Everyone refuses to connect to a site when the certificate is used. Browsers indicate to the Internet user that the certificate is not trustworthy.

The certificate has been in use since December 6, explains ZDNet. Use is now blocked by Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Mozilla. Most internet users use their browsers to surf the internet. As big as the effect is.

This is the second time Apple, Google, Microsoft and Mozilla have worked together. Your first blockade took place in August 2019. It was a certificate from the Government of Kazakhstan. It made it possible to intercept the traffic of several English and Russian social networks. On the other hand, the four groups moved quickly to finish the practice.

Back to top button