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The Russian government may give up its attempts to completely block the Telegram messenger, and instead try to find a compromise with its owners, said Dmitry Peskov, the newly appointed President’s Special Representative on Digital Development, several hours after his appointment, finanz.ru reports
According to Peskov, who previously headed one of the departments of the Agency for Strategic Initiatives, the “ideal time” has arrived to initiate contact with the owners of Telegram. This comes …
Apple has stopped support of Telegram messenger after Russia blocked the service, and has limited updates of the application for all users, reported Telegram’s founder, Pavel Durov.
“Apple has been preventing Telegram from updating its iOS apps globally ever since the Russian authorities ordered Apple to remove Telegram from the App Store. Russia banned Telegram on its territory in April because we refused to provide decryption keys for all our users’ communications to Russia’s security …
The Russian Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Communications (Roskomnadzor) demanded that Apple stop distributing the Telegram application in the AppStore in Russia, and that they block the messenger from sending push notifications.
The statement by the press service of the ministry, published on Monday, May 28, says that the regulator is waiting for an immediate response from Apple about the company’s further actions "aimed at solving these …
Interfax reports that Aleksandr Zharov, the head of Roskomnadzor (The Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media), has announced that Microsoft and Google will stop providing the messaging service Telegram with opportunities to bypass Russia’s blocking service.
"Microsoft has stopped providing Telegram with the opportunity to use the Microsoft Download configuration file service; [additionally] Google has informed us that, at present, it has …
As stated by the International human rights organization Agora whose lawyers represent Telegram, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) is ready to consider Telegram’s appeal concerning the Russian government blocking of the application.
"The Court was notified of the [Russian] court decision that authorized the blocking of Telegram and suggested to file a complaint about this in a separate application,” Agora Chairperson Pavel Chikov wrote on his Telegram Channel.
He stressed that this …
Nikolay Nikiforov, Minister of Communications and Mass Media of Russia, stated that the Viber messenger application may be blocked in Russia, TASS reports.
According to Nikiforov, the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation (FSB) must decide on this “specific” issue. According to him, responsibility for making the decision does not fall on the Ministry of Communications. However, FSB can take the issue to court if they encounter problems obtaining an encryption key. In that …
On April 28, the Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media (Roskomnadzor) unblocked 3 million IP addresses from two sub-networks of Amazon cloud services, as reported by usher2.club online service which keeps track of websites and services blocked in Russia. The unblocking of sub-networks of Amazon was also confirmed by Roskomnadzor.
“Roskomnadzor unblocked three sub-networks of a number of foreign hosting providers in order to lift restrictions …
RIA Novosti reports that Russian Internet ombudsman Dmitry Marinichev claims that blocking Telegram by adding IP addresses to the blacklist is impossible.
"Even considering that the client part of Telegram is open source. The code is open. It can be analyzed and how it works can be understood. Because Telegram is not a website, it's an application. It's almost impossible to close [such] a resource through IP addresses," he said.
According to Marinichev, "the block could last forever." He …
Russia has decided to block Durov’s messenger Telegram in response to founder Pavel Durov’s plans to launch his own cryptocurrency, reports RBC news agency,citing an internal letter of the Federal Security Servicen (FSB).
“The story is not about terrorism. Pasha Durov decided to become a new Sergei Mavrodi [a Russian financial fraudster],” the letter reads. “After such cryptocurrency is laucnhed in Russia, we would have a completely uncontrolled financial system. It is not Bitcoin for a …
Moscow's Tagansky District Court has decided to restrict access to the Internet messenger Telegram on the territory of Russia. The restriction will be enforced until the encryption keys are handed over to the Federal Security Service (FSB), Russian media outlet MediaZona reports.
Russia's Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media (Roskomnadzor) will enforce the decision of the court. The ruling of the court can be appealed within a month.