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Apple, other browser makers block certificate used for surveillance in Kazakhstan

A number of browser makers, including Apple, have banned a root certificate that was being used by the Kazakhstan government to spy on its citizens.

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The certificate was being used to intercept and decrypt HTTPS traffic from residents in Nur-Sultan, the capital citizen of Kazakhstan. On Dec. 6, local internet service providers were forced by the government to block foreign websites unless users had the certificate installed on their devices.

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