Roskomnadzor began talks with Mozilla to filter the prohibited sites

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Norwegian Opera Software, which develops eponymous browser, with features bypass the lock, became the first company with which Roskomnadzor began to discuss the idea of voluntary filtering banned in Russia sites software

Roskomnadzor and Opera Software have started a discussion on restrict access to banned in Russia sites when the browser modes to bypass locks. About this “Kommersant” said a source and confirmed two people in Opera Software.

The representative of Roskomnadzor Vadim Ampelonskiy told the publication, in early September took place the meeting of technical experts with representatives of the Norwegian company, which discussed the technical capability of filtering banned in Russia as a resource when working Opera browser in Turbo mode.

At this meeting, the representative of Opera confirmed that the browser really is such a possibility, however, is to speak of any formalized agreements prematurely, said Ampelonskiy.

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The representative of Opera Software did not comment on “Kommersant” contacts with the Roskomnadzor. According to a source publication, familiar with the position of Opera, the company has not given oversight office of response, because “no decision of the new shareholders”.

4 Nov Opera Software has closed a deal for the sale of the consumer business, including the browser, to a consortium of Chinese investors led by Golden Brick Capital Private Equity Fund I L. P. in a deal worth $575 million

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