Vladimir Putin calls Internet ‘a CIA project’

Sydney, Apr 25: Russian President Vladimir Putin has reportedly said that Internet was originally a CIA project and it is still developing as such.

According to News.au, Russia’s parliament passed a law this week which requires social media websites to keep their servers in Russia and save all information about their users for at least half a year.

Putin recently received a complaint that foreign websites and Yandex, a web search engine bigger than Google, is storing information on servers abroad.

Putin replied to the complaint saying that the company, Yandex, got registered in Netherlands because of some pressure it faced in its early days.

Meanwhile, Yandex said in a statement that the company got registered in Netherlands due to some specifics of corporate law, not because of the low taxes. (ANI)