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Vladimir Putin claims not to use the internet and hints strongly that he dislikes it: “50 per cent of it is porn,” he has said. The Russian President insists on using only paper and a sealed phone. He could not be more different from Barack Obama, who spends the night scanning the web. After reading Andrei Soldatov and Irina Borogan’s vital new book, it will be clear why Putin refuses to touch email: the Kremlin has built one of the most sophisticated surveillance systems on Earth. Everything…

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