ZDNet reports that as of July 17, Kazakhstan began intercepting domestic HTTPS internet traffic. Following an official government announcement, local internet service providers were instructed to require that Kazakh users install government-issued root certificates to enable government decryption and analysis of HTTPS traffic. While the Kazakh Ministry of Digital Development, Innovation and Aerospace stated that enforcement would be restricted to users in the capital, people across the country have reportedly been forced to install the certificate. Kazakhstan first attempted to require installation of the root certificate in December 2015 but was obstructed by several lawsuits. Browser companies are currently discussing a plan of action to handle websites that have been re-encrypted by the Kazakh government.
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