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Russia's military to spend half a billion rubles on software to monitor cadets online

Source: Meduza

The Russian Defense Ministry has announced a procurement contract worth 485 million rubles ($7.4 million) to supply the military with equipment enabling it to monitor cadets’ online activities. According to public documents, the government plans to acquire licenses for computer software, including an extension of its existing license for “InfoWatch Traffic and Device Monitor.”

According to the (Dubai-based) developers of this software, InfoWatch protects businesses from “reputational risks caused by leaks,” prevents the “retrieval of confidential data,” and “collects evidence for incidents investigations.”