Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday called the Internet a "CIA project" and warned Russians against making Google searches.
Putin assured a group of young journalists that the Internet was controlled from the start by the CIA and its surveillance continues today.
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"That's life. That's how it's organised by Americans. You know all of this started during the dawn of the Internet as a special project of the CIA. And it keeps on developing," Putin said in televised comments.
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Responding to questions from a young pro-Kremlin blogger, Putin warned that information entered on Google "all goes through servers that are in the States, everything is monitored there".