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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

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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 …

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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

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Russia asks Apple and Google to yank Telegram from app stores

RUSSIA'S STATE TELECOMMUNICATIONS REGULATOR has asked Apple and Google to yank Telegram from their respective app stores. The regulator, Roskomnadzor, started blocking access to Telegram on Monday after a court last week ruled that access to the encrypted messaging services … Read More

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“Privacy is not for sale,” says Telegram founder

Following the April 2017 suicide bombing on the St. Petersburg metro that killed 16 people, Russia threatened to block Telegram: the encrypted messaging app used to carry out the attack. The FSB, the successor to the KGB, said in June that the app gave terrorists “the opportunity to create secret …

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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 …

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Russia asks Google and Apple to remove Telegram from stores: Ifax

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia's state telecommunications regulator said on Tuesday it had sent requests to Google and Apple asking them to remove the Telegram messenger service from their application stores, the Interfax news agency reported. The Telegram logo is seen on a screen of a smartphone … Read More

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France to move ministers off Telegram, WhatsApp over security fears

Telegram's founder, Pavel Durov, is Russian, though the entrepreneur lives in exile and his messaging app has just been blocked in his home country after the company refused to hand over encryption keys to the authorities. WhatsApp, which (unlike Telegram) is end-to-end encrypted across its entire … Read More

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Russia asks Apple to remove Telegram from App Store after banning the encrypted messaging …

Russia has begun to block Telegram from operating in the country, after the developers refused to hand over encryption keys to the Russian government. The end-to-end encrypted app has become a popular messaging app for users wanting to talk in private across Android and iOS. However, a Moscow … Read More

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Russia to ban instant messaging app, Telegram after highly successful ICO

One of the leading instant messaging service companies, Telegram, has been blocked from carrying out its operations in Russia weeks after a highly successful initial coin offering (ICO) which raked in $1.7 billion. The ban came as a result of its refusal to give Russian intelligence authorities access to its … …