France could ban public Wi-Fi and Tor anonymous browsing following Paris attacks

France is proposing that it will ban free public Wi-Fi and anonymised browsing because of the Paris attacks, according to leaked documents.

The French government is considering extending internet powers in a way that has only previously been done in Iran and China, according to the document seen by French newspaper Le Monde.

The document suggests that the country will “Forbid free and shared Wi-Fi connections” during the state of emergency that is currently in place. Police have suggested that public Wi-Fi networks allow people to use the internet without being tracked, according to the document.

The country is also looking to ban the anonymous Tor browser, a move that has only been attempted in Iran and China.

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