A Russian court ordered that the Telegram messaging app be blocked in the country. This is due to the company's refusal to provide the Russian state security services with the encrypti keys to access the messages sent by the service.
The Federal Security Service of the FSB declared that it must be able to access messages to protect itself from terrorist attacks. However, Telegram refused to comply with the requests for reass of user cfidentiality.
Telegram is the ninth most popular mobile messaging applicati in the world and is widely used in the countries of the former Soviet Uni and the Middle East
including by the Kremlin to communicate with journalists and organize cference calls with Vladimir Putin. spokespers. A spokesman for the Kremlin says that the office will move to a new courier service
It is not clear when the ban will be put in place, but it is likely that it will be very so. Pavel Chikov, a lawyer representing Telegram, described the decisi as a …