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Safari and other browsers block the certificate
The Kazakh government made another attempt to monitor the country’s Internet traffic in early December. Users of the Kazakh capital were encouraged to use the country’s official root certificate to gain access to certain websites. For example, Google, Netflix, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter were blocked if the certificate was not installed. The government’s measure was like a man-in-the-middle attack – Apple and other companies have now prevented it.

Apple, Microsoft, Mozilla and Google came to an agreement to block the certificate in their browsers, like ZDNet reports: Safari, Edge, Firefox and Chrome prevent spying on citizens and redirecting data traffic even if the certificate has been installed – an error message in the browser indicates the lack of trustworthiness.