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Telegram in trouble in Russia after $1.7 billion ICO

Roskomnadzor, the Russian media regulator has been granted permission by a court in Moscow to immediately block Telegram messaging app. The media regulator went to court because Telegram had refused to cooperate with security officials based on the fact that the firm is a ‚Äúdistributor of … Read More

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App to no good: everything you need to know about Telegram

One of the most successful messaging apps to have emerged in recent years, Telegram is currently engaged in a bitter battle with the Russian authorities. As a Moscow court orders the app to be banned, Katie Davies takes a look at how Telegram works, its iconoclastic founder and why its …

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Security News This Week: Russia Bans Encrypted Chat App Telegram

On Friday, a Russian court gave the communications oversight body Roskomnadzor authority to ban the secure messaging app Telegram, because the app has not provided a backdoor for the Russian government to decrypt and surveil messages sent on the platform. Telegram's lawyers did not appear … Read More

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Telegram messaging app banned by Moscow

Moscow has, after a saga that has lasted many months in the courts and even longer out of them, finally banned encrypted messaging app Telegram. On Friday, a Moscow court approved a request from Russian media regulator Roskomnadzor to block the service after Telegram refused to hand over the … Read …

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Russia court bans Telegram messaging app

Telegram, which has more than 200 million users worldwide, is especially popular with Russia's elite. Both opposition politicians and Kremlin officials use it to stay in touch, and self-described insiders publish anonymous leaks of varying reliability from inside the halls of power, the Guardian reported. Read More

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Moscow court blocks messaging app Telegram post $1.7bn ICO

A Moscow court ordered telecommunications companies to block Telegram in Russia after the chat app refused to grant intelligence authorities access to users' encrypted messages, in a blow to the company just weeks after it raised $1.7 billion from investors. Telegram Group, run by its Russian founder … Read More

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Russia is banning access to Telegram

Telegram, the ultra-popular messaging app that's most well-known for user security and privacy, may have to hand over its user's encryption keys to the Russian government. It was reported on March 20 that Telegram had lost an appeal in court against Russia's Federal Security Service (the spiritual … Read More

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Russia bans Telegram after messaging app ignores court order

The Russian government has ordered an immediate ban on Telegram, the encrypted messaging app, after the company ignored a court order to give the Federal Security Service access to encryption keys. The ban will come into force immediately, the Tass Russian news agency reports, and will remain … Read More

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Russia Bans Telegram After Encryption Dispute

A Russian court has ordered an immediate ban on Telegram, the popular app that allows its users to send encrypted messages, after it refused to turn over decryption keys to Russian state security services. According to a Reuters report, the decision came just a week after Roskomnadzor, Russia's … Read More

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Telegram Founder Pavel Durov: Privacy is Not for Sale

Earlier today news that the Russian court has blocked access to the popular private messaging app Telegram. As the country's authorities are preparing to enact the ban, the founder, and CEO of the company, Pavel Durov took the opportunity to share his opinion with the public via his own channel …