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Russia wants Apple and Google to remove Telegram from their app stores

5 days ago   |   By TheBoyGeniusReport

Created by Russian-born developers, encrypted chat app Telegram is one of the most popular instant messaging apps on iPhone and Android. But Russia has Telegram in its sights for the company's refusal to share encryption keys with the state's FSB intelligence agency.
Telegram is officially banned in Russia right now, and the country has gone as far as to block Amazon and Google services to prevent Telegram access. On top of that, the local telecom regulator is asking both Apple and Google to remove the Telegram app from the App Store and Google Play.
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Russia's Attempts to Block Messaging App Telegram Are Creating a Huge Mess

Russia's Attempts to Block Messaging App Telegram Are Creating a Huge Mess

6 days ago   |   By ExtremeTech

Russia is attempting to enforce the ban in any possible way, but it's just causing a mess for internet users in general, not just those on Telegram.
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Russia blocks millions of IP addresses in battle against Telegram app

Russia blocks millions of IP addresses in battle against Telegram app

6 days ago   |   By The Guardian

Edward Snowden voices support for founder as authorities try to shut down messaging service Russia's internet watchdog has blocked an estimated 16m IP addresses in a massive operation against the banned Telegram messaging app that could set a new precedent for Russian online censorship.
Related: Moscow court bans Telegram messaging app I have criticized telegram 's security model in the past, but Durov 's response to the Russian government's totalitarian demand for backdoor access to private communications-refusal and resistance-is the only moral response, and shows real leadership.
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Russia blocks Google, Amazon IP addresses in bid to ban Telegram

6 days ago   |   By Reuters

MOSCOW - Russia's state communications regulator on Tuesday said it had blocked IP addresses owned by Google and Amazon, saying they were being used by the Telegram messaging service which Moscow moved to ban this week.
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