Russia’s Telegram ban is a big, convoluted mess


If you want to know the reason I'm not on WhatsApp with its other 1.5 billion users, the answer is Telegram. To people unfamiliar with it, I like to describe Telegram as simply WhatsApp without any of the icky data sharing with Facebook. It has been my favorite, most reliable messaging client, and its …

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Russia blocks some Google, Amazon servers after Telegram ban

The Russian Communications Agency on Monday began enforcing a court ban on the messaging app Telegram over its refusal to hand over encryption keys. Telegram, which was developed by Russian entrepreneur Pavel Durov, has refused to share data, citing privacy concerns. It has promised to … Read More Share this NewFacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedIn

Russia’s Telegram block hits web users

Russian web users are reporting problems accessing online services as a result of the authorities' bid to block the Telegram messaging app. Russia's media regulator has blocked more than 4 million IP addresses after a court approved its request to shut the app down. Telegram is reportedly using the … Read …

Russia’s Telegram block hits other websites, apps

Russia's internet censors have blocked millions of IP addresses, including many belonging to Amazon and Google's web services, as the Kremlin struggles to implement a ban on messaging app Telegram. Roskomnadzor, Russia's communications watchdog, has added more than 17m IP addresses to … Read More Share this NewFacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedIn