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Russia to block Telegram app over encryption

A court approves the media regulator

Article posted 1 year ago

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Ben Tossell

"A court in Moscow has approved a request from the Russian media regulator to block the Telegram messaging app immediately.

The media regulator sought to block the app because the firm had refused to hand over encryption keys used to scramble messages."
Yaniv Feldman
@bentossell Better than giving them the encryption keys...
To be honest, I am skeptical of this one block. Users will use proxy and VPN’s to avoid that. I’ve already seen an announcement at Russian groups that some dev guys created Telegram bot for this case.

"Security officials need access to customers' encryption keys." They have access to WhatsApp, Viber, (and etc.) customers' encryption keys? I doubt. The reason to block an app is Pavel Durov :)