GitHub To Block Developers In Countries Facing US Trade Sanctions

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If you use GitHub’s online services in a country facing US sanctions, you could be about to be kicked off all but the most basic offerings. GitHub this week told Anatoliy Kashkin, a 21-year-old Russian citizen who lives in Crimea, that it had “restricted” his GitHub account “due to US trade controls”. (Source: ZDNet, GitHub)

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