Telegram: Russia orders app blocked; pirated content routinely stored on app’s servers, claims report
A few weeks ago, a court ordered messaging app Telegram to hand over encryption keys for messages to Russia’s KGB successor, the Federal Security Service (FSB). Telegram refused, and a court has now ordered that access to the service be blocked.
This was expected, but there’s one ‘you couldn’t make it up’ aspect to it which wasn’t …
Russia's media regulator wanted to block the app as the firm has refused to hand over encryption keys.
Russia's communications watchdog said yesterday it has begun enforcing a nationwide ban for the popular messaging app Telegram.