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Russian regulator files lawsuit to block Telegram messenger

Monday 9 April 2018 | 09:42 CET | News
Russian federal telecommunications regulator Roskomnadzor said on 06 April it had filed a lawsuit to limit access to the Telegram messaging application after the company refused to give Russian state security services access to its users' secret messages. Ranked as the world's ninth most popular mobile messaging application, Telegram is widely used in countries across the former Soviet Union and Middle East. The number of active users reached 200 million in March.

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Telegram
Countries: Russian Federation
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