Google, Apple and Mozilla to block internet surveillance in Kazakhstan

Google, Apple and  are taking a stand against the Kazakh government’s attempts to create an surveillance system. The makers of the Chrome, Safari and Firefox web browsers said on Wednesday said they’re taking steps to protect the online and privacy of people in .

The action comes after a report from Censored Planet on July 23 detailing how the government there is using a “man in the middle” attack to intercept in Kazakhstan. Mozilla said this type of attack could allow the government to “decrypt and read anything a types or posts,” including account information and passwords.

Both Google and Mozilla wrote blog posts Wednesday explaining that they will certificates the government is requiring people in Kazakhstan install on their devices in order to access the internet. Apple said in an emailed statement it made these certificates not trusted by Safari.

Officials for the Kazakhstan government didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

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