Russian Federation implements ban on Telegram

17 April, 2018, 19:01 | Author: Becky Perry
  • Russia to enforce nationwide ban on Telegram app

ICQ and TamTam have surged in popularity, and in fact Putin internet advisor Herman Klimenko was recommending that Telegram users switch to ICQ before the recent bans took effect.

The head of Russia's online retail association, Alexander Ivanov, told the Vedomosti newspaper that it had received complaints from nine online shops about the blocking.

Though the Russian authorities have instructed all Internet Service Providers in Russia to comply with the court ruling, Telegram can still appeal the court's decision within a 30-day window.

Telegram says the way the app is made means the service itself does not have access to the encryption keys. Moscow's Tagansky District Court upheld the motion on April 13.

"The messages coming to this e-mail address will be checked, if necessary, a public response will follow", reads the message published on the agency's website.

According to recent reports from digital ministry, a French-origin app developer has designed a new app using a free-to-use code on the internet and it has been tested by officials of French Government now and it will be made available to all the French citizens soon but neither the name of code nor app has been revealed.

Is the end in sight for Telegram in Russian Federation?

Russian Federation fails in United Nations bid to condemn US-led strikes on Syria
Peskov said only that Russian Federation was against "groundless" accusations about who was responsible for the attack. The council failed on Tuesday to approve three draft resolutions on chemical weapons attacks in Syria.


In some cases direct political pressure - not just the collateral damage of service disruption - appears to be being being brought to bear on them by the Russian state. A year ago the company bowed to state pressure in China and removed major VPN apps from its App Store - saying it was complying with a local regulation that requires VPN apps to be licensed by the government.

Telegram lawyer Pavel Chikov said the court's decision should serve as a warning to tech firms about doing business in Russian Federation, where "the court system is devoted to serving the interests of the authorities".

Telegram has repeatedly refused to surrender access to messages, arguing this would violate its users' privacy.

The hearing was so short because Telegram, having already lost a lawsuit against the FSB, decided not to send its lawyers to Friday's court session. On April 16, Roskomnadzor started blocking Telegram.

Reuters reported there are 20 officials now using whatever is meant to replace Telegram, and added that the government is concerned that none of the major encrypted apps are based in France.

The FSB has said it needs such access to guard against security threats such as terrorist attacks.

Recommended:

  • A grumpy Trump welcomes Japan's weakened leader

    A grumpy Trump welcomes Japan's weakened leader

    In other words, it "has the potential to supply these materials on a semi-infinite basis to the world", the study said. While signing the tariff order, Trump says that Abe will have "a little smile" on his face when they talk.
    Fortuitously Produced Enzyme Eats Plastic Helping Combat Plastic Pollution

    Fortuitously Produced Enzyme Eats Plastic Helping Combat Plastic Pollution

    An engineered enzyme that eats plastic could usher in a recycling revolution, scientists hope. The findings are reported in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences .
    New SRQ carrier Allegiant has safety record scrutinized on '60 Minutes'

    New SRQ carrier Allegiant has safety record scrutinized on '60 Minutes'

    The Las Vegas-based company reported that last month, it had 1,356,305 scheduled passengers, up from 1,143,571 in March of 2017. John Goglia: "I've encouraged my friends, my family, and myself not to fly Allegiant". "We're happy they fly out of Owensboro".
  • Sweden is a strong contributor to Make in India initiative: PM Modi

    Sweden is a strong contributor to Make in India initiative: PM Modi

    Our partnership is based on democratic values and commitment to an open , inclusive and rules-based global order. During the visit, the prime minister is scheduled to jointly host the India-Nordic Summit in Stockholm .
    Zverev overcomes teenager Auger-Aliassime in Monte Carlo opener

    Zverev overcomes teenager Auger-Aliassime in Monte Carlo opener

    Donaldson, ranked 51st and making his first appearance at the clay-court tournament, was jeered by the crowd on center court. I have a feeling that he missed me or tennis or both". "He's always there for me, knows me inside out".
    Now you can earn money via Facebook exposing data abuse

    Now you can earn money via Facebook exposing data abuse

    Other companies, including Twitter (NYSE: TWTR ), Pinterest and LinkedIn (NASDAQ: MSFT ) have similar setups, Facebook says. Facebook is trying to demystify the ways in which it tracks people when they aren't directly using the website or app.
  • Netflix Is Now Home To 125 Million Subscribers

    Netflix Is Now Home To 125 Million Subscribers

    Netflix added about 8.3 million net new subscribers in the fourth quarter of 2017 after it predicted it would add 6.3 million. But Hastings also said that the company hadn't changed its view on expanding in China, and will continue to license content.
    Toledo police seek bank robbery suspect

    Toledo police seek bank robbery suspect

    The suspect is described as a heavier-set African American female, around 5 feet 2 inches tall, in her mid-20s to early-30s. One hour after the robbery, Travis and Bush were arrested on suspicion of robbery and armed criminal action.
    US Watchdog Attacks $43000 Bill for Official's Soundproof Booth

    US Watchdog Attacks $43000 Bill for Official's Soundproof Booth

    Republicans also expressed concerns in response to the GAO ruling released today. EPA chief Scott Pruitt's ethics problems keep piling up.
  • California rejects Trump's request for National Guard troops on border

    California rejects Trump's request for National Guard troops on border

    Trump said Tuesday that Brown's offer was a waste of time if the troops are not permitted to help with immigration enforcement. Vitiello says troops that work at border crossings will perform cargo inspections that are not viewable by the general public.
    Giant screens in Windsor for royal wedding

    Giant screens in Windsor for royal wedding

    Since Prince Harry is not a direct heir to the throne, a formal guest list is not required, reports said. Germaine Greer says Meghan Markle will "bolt" when the reality of life as a royal sinks in.
    Unnao rape case: Accused BJP MLA sent to 7-day police custody

    Unnao rape case: Accused BJP MLA sent to 7-day police custody

    Uttar Pradesh, CBI has tightened the noose around BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar and his associates in Unnao Gang Rape Case . The third FIR was registered against the girl's father on the charges of violation of arms act and indulging in rioting.


Popular

Dark Souls for Nintendo Switch Delayed to This Summer
The PC, Sony PS4 and Xbox One versions of the game are is still coming 25th May 2018. How do you feel about the delay? That's about all we know so far.

U.S. and United Kingdom warn that Russian Federation has been hacking routers worldwide
Martin said the attacks could be designed for spying, stealing intellectual property or possibly "prepositioning for use in times of heightened tension".

Tamil Nadu: Professor booked for trying to force pupils into flesh trade
46-year-old Nirmala Devi of Devanga Arts College was arrested this morning, less than 24 hours after the matter became public. A senior police officer privy to Nirmala Devi's questioning said she admitted that the voice in the audio clip was hers.

Dwyane Wade Speaks on Hushing Philadelphia Crowd After Masterful Performance
Durant finished with 32 points, six rebounds and six assists while Thompson had 31 points with five assists. It took just one loss for him to express his desire to play on social media, and state it very clearly.

ZTE Will Not Be Able To Buy Qualcomm Processors Anymore
ZTE suspended trade on the Shenzhen and Hong Kong bourses on Tuesday as it became engulfed in the controversy. That is what this decision is, which will see ZTE unable to export from American companies for seven years.

Vahagn Khachatryan: Serzh Sargsyan deceives expectations of Armenians
Serzh Sargsyan , who held the office for almost a decade, had promised he wouldn't seek the key job of prime minister. The Civil Contract party PM also called upon his supporters to block streets and disrupt public transportation.

Fear The Walking Dead Will Make Way For More TWD Crossover
But, a swift kick, a tearful invocation of Carl's philosophy of peace and a precision dagger swipe to the throat felled Negan . We all knew this one was coming, as Lennie James has jumped over to " Fear the Walking Dead ", but now we know why he left.

Domino's Pizza (DPZ) Given Consensus Rating of "Buy" by Brokerages
Last year's earnings per share was $1.26, while now analysts expect change of 39.68 % up from current $1.76 earnings per share. Eleven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and fourteen have issued a buy rating to the stock.

Unemployment in the United Kingdom reaches new four-decade low
In total, there were 1.42 million unemployed people, which is 16,000 less than for September to November and 136,000 fewer than recorded previous year .

Brooke Henderson jumps into 1st after Day 2 of 2018 LOTTE Championship
That left Park two shots behind Henderson going into the seventh, but she fell further behind as she struggled to make birdies. Pernilla Lindberg shot 70 in her first start since beating Park in an eight-hole playoff in the year's first major.