Russia bans use of messaging app Telegram

15 April, 2018, 06:27 | Author: Brenda Erickson
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A court in Moscow has made it possible for Russian Federation to ban Telegram, a messaging app, for its "failure" in providing the access to users'messages to the security authorities in Russian Federation.

Telegram Group, run by its Russian founder Pavel Durov, failed to comply with local legislation, according to the ruling Friday by Tagansky court judge Yuliya Smolina that granted a request by Russian communications regulator Roskomnadzor to restrict user access with immediate effect. This decision does not come out of the blue since the Russian authorities asked for the keys needed to decrypt the users' messages sent via Telegram on more than just one occasion.

Pavel Chikov, a lawyer representing Telegram, said the court decision was warning to global technology firms of the dangers of operating in Russian Federation. Telegram, which was founded by Russian tech luminary Pavel Durov but operates from outside the country, refused to do so. "They no longer even care about basic external appearances", he said on his Telegram channel. An appeal was lodged, but Supreme Court Judge Alla Nazarova rejected it last month. In July of a year ago, the FSB requested that Telegram grant the agency access to a decryption process to view messages.

Dinze pointed out that Telegram's lawyers had tried to obtain the necessary documents so that the court hearing could be delayed and "we could resolve the issue".

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The case was brought to court previous year by the FSB, Russia internal security service.

In Russia, Telegram is increasingly popular as an app for mobile devices and desktops - not only among ordinary people but is widely used by authorities.

"This retaliatory effort to shut down Telegram demonstrates the Russian authorities' fundamental disregard for free expression and the right to privacy, and highlights the risks to basic human rights associated with the sweeping anti-terrorism laws passed in Russia in 2016", said Suzanne Nossel, PEN America Chief Executive Officer. The money raised from investors during the ICO was more than $1.7 billion making the FileCoin ICO record of $257 million pale in comparison.

The Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media (Roskomnadzor) entered web.telegram.org and t.me, used by Telegram messenger, in the list of prohibited websites, as Meduza reported.

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