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Russia Begins Blocking Telegram Messenger

Russia’s state telecommunications regulator mentioned on Monday it had begun blocking access to Telegram messenger after the corporate refused to conform to an order to provide Russian state safety get right of entry to to its customers’ secret messages (encryption keys). From a document: The watchdog, Roskomnadzor, mentioned in a remark on its web site that it had despatched telecoms operators a notification about blockading get right of entry to to Telegram inside of Russia. The carrier, arrange by means of a Russian entrepreneur, has more than 200 million global users and is ranked as the arena’s 9th hottest cell messaging app.

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