MOSCOW – Russians can since Monday no longer be able to use the chatapp Telegram. The service is blocked. The telecomwaakhond have that command passed on to the providers. Russia also wants that Telegram from the App Store of Apple and Play Store of Google.
Russia wants its secret service FSB the keys to the encrypted messages of Telegram users to be able to read. Telegram would not give. Therefore, a court in Moscow on Friday decided that a Telegram must be blocked. Telegram is going to engage in occupation.
Telegram was launched by the brothers Nikolai and Pavel Doerov. They were rather rich with the social network VKontakte, the Russian Facebook’. The brothers have made Russia a few years ago turned their back on.