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Russia orders immediate block of Telegram messaging app

Monday 16 April 2018 | 09:46 CET | News
A Russian court has ruled that messaging application Telegram must be blocked in the country. The ruling follows months of battles between Telegram and federal telecom watchdog Roskomnadzor. Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) wants to access user data from Telegram through the sharing of encryption keys, but Telegram has refused to comply even after a court ruling.

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Companies: Telegram
Countries: Russian Federation
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