Friday, 6 April 2018

Russia has filed a lawsuit to block Telegram messaging app.

The Russian media regulator, Roskomnadzor, has filed a lawsuit against the Dubai-based company Telegram Messenger LLP, after the company failed to hand over encryption keys to its messaging app Telegram.

In the lawsuit filed on Friday in Moscow the regulator demanded:

"a request to restrict access on the territory of Russia to the information resources of ... Telegram Messenger Limited Liability Partnership.”

The regulator had cited requests from the FSB, the principal security agency of Russia, that access to the app's encryption keys was needed in order to unscramble encrypted messages within the app. This access was requested as a step in order to tackle terrorism.

Full story at Neo Win.
By Richard Try Blewitt.

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