Apple and Google have adopted measures to avoid spying on their citizen by the Kazakh government. These companies condemned the government’s steps. However, they made changes to ensure the protection of their users.
If you didn’t realize, the Kazakh government has lately been praised for implementing a security certificate. Which allows representatives to view in their browsers anything. Includes that customers write or publish, including passwords. The state said it was just an experiment that was stopped now. The state-supported its activities by stating its objective was to safeguard Kazakh consumers against “hacker assaults, online fraud and other cyber risks.”
The National Security Committee of Kazakhstan also observed that the state could be re-established. They said “if risks to National security arise in the series of cyber and data assaults.”
Meanwhile, Google and other business giants have said they are going to prevent an internet security certification. Kazakhstan government authorized the certification over issues it may relay information from people.
The government demanded that the certificate was voluntary, but one of the major mobile devices in the country advised its customers that installing it was “essential.”
Google said yesterday it would block the certificate from its Chrome system. The most commonly used web browser in the world, “It is not suitable to use this system to monitor government internet traffic”. Google said.
Apple believes that privacy is a fundamental human rights. And to protect personal information, we design every Apple product from the ground up. We have done steps to guarantee that Safari does not trust the certificate and that our customers are shielded against this problem. —Apple spokesperson
Mozilla, who runs the web browser for Firefox, also promised to block Qaznet.