Russian Court Orders Telegram Messenger App Blocked

Russian Court Orders Telegram Messenger App Blocked

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A Russian court order has ordered that the Telegram Messenger app be blocked in the country. The ruling comes a week after state communication watchdog, Roskomnadzor, filed a lawsuit to block access to the app for not providing security services access to user's secret messages.

Russia’s FSB Federal Security service said it needs access to user's messages to guard against terrorist attacks, reports Reuters.

“The court decided to meet the requirements of Roskomnadzor, impose restrictions on access to Telegram messenger and stop providing technical conditions for the exchange of messages,” TASS news agency quoted judge Yulia Smolina as saying.

Telegram founder and CEO, Pavel Durov, said it will try to circumvent the ban but could not guarantee 100% access without use of a VPN. The company's lawyer, Pavel Chikov, said, "They have demonstrated again and again that the court system is devoted to serving the interests of the authorities. They no longer even care about basic external appearances."

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rudi - April 13, 2018 at 3:38pm
Is it just me or does "Roskomnadzor" translate to Russian Communist Surveillance?
SayingWhatEveryonesThinking - April 14, 2018 at 2:28am
Russians are so freakin stupid. And rude! Hello in Russian is F**k you. Thats using 100% of their brain cells. I hope we kill a ton of you in Syria, bitches, along with your terrorist friends. WW3, bring it on.
PaulieP - April 14, 2018 at 4:00am
Typical redneck response. You should take your medication bucko.
Everybody wants to know - April 14, 2018 at 6:05am
They don't make medicine for what's wrong with him...
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