0
Broadband

Viber says it cannot present encryption keys to Russian govt

Monday 26 March 2018 | 13:58 CET | News
The messenger Viber cannot present its encryption keys to provide user data access to Russian governmental institutions, reports Vedomosti citing Michael Shmilov, the CEO of Viber Media. It simply does not have these keys, he said. All the main functions of the messenger are protected using end-to-end encryption, so only the users are able to present the encryption keys.

Thank you for visiting Telecompaper

Sign up below to get access to the rest of this article and all the telecom news you need.

  • Register free and gain access to even more articles from Telecompaper. Register here
  • Subscribe and get unlimited access to Telecompaper’s full coverage, with a customised choice of news, commentary, research and alerts.

Subscriptions

Already registered?



Free Headlines in your E-mail

Every day we send out a free e-mail with the most important headlines of the last 24 hours.

Subscribe now

Categories: Internet / Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Viber
Countries: Russian Federation
::: add a comment

Add comment

We welcome comments that add value to the discussion. We attempt to block comments that use offensive language or appear to be spam, and our editors frequently review the comments to ensure they are appropriate. If you see a comment that you believe is inappropriate to the discussion, you can bring it to our attention by using the report abuse links. As the comments are written and submitted by visitors of the Telecompaper website, they in no way represent the opinion of Telecompaper.


Related

US govt pushing Facebook to wiretap Messenger - report

Published 20 Aug 2018 08:35 CET | United States
The US government is pressuring Facebook to break the encryption of its Messenger app so that law enforcement can spy on the ...

Viber restores service in Russia

Published 02 May 2018 12:49 CET | Russian Federation
Viber announced that it has restored services over its messenger in Russia. Users are able to exchange in messages and to perform ...

VKontakte to launch encrypted calls

Published 30 Apr 2018 11:16 CET | Russian Federation
Russian social network VKontakte plans to launch encrypted voice and video-calls soon, reports news agency Prime from a statement ...

Beeline users prefer Russian social networks

Published 26 Mar 2018 14:04 CET | Russian Federation
Russian mobile operator Beeline, controlled by the Veon Group, said that Russian social network VKontakte was the most popular ...

Telegram faces ban in Russia after losing court appeal over encryption keys

Published 20 Mar 2018 16:47 CET | Russian Federation
The Russian Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from the messaging app Telegram against the Federal Security Service's request ...

Nearly 40% of Russians make calls over messenger apps

Published 13 Mar 2018 12:29 CET | Russian Federation
Around 40 percent of Russian mobile subscribers use messenger apps for voice services, reports Cnews.ru citing a study from Ernst ...

WhatsApp leads among messengers in Russia with 59% of smartphone users

Published 16 Jan 2018 10:45 CET | Russian Federation
WhatsApp is the most popular messenger in Russia, reports Tdaily citing a study from MomriInstitute. In Moscow, 71 percent of ...





Calendar   /   Industry Events

03 Aug RingCentral Q2 2020
03 Aug Harmonic Q2 2020
03 Aug SBA Communications Q2
03 Aug WoW! Q2 2020
03 Aug Liberty Global Q2 2020
03 Aug NTT Docomo fiscal Q1
03 Aug Cirrus Logic Q1
03 Aug Ceragon Networks Q2
04 Aug Arista Networks Q2 2020
04 Aug Softbank fiscal Q1
04 Aug TIM Q2 2020
04 Aug Inphi Q2 2020
04 Aug Otelco Q2 2020
04 Aug Allot Q2 2020
04 Aug Twilio Q2 2020
04 Aug Boingo Wireless Q2 2020
04 Aug NeoPhotonics Q2 2020
05 Aug Smith Micro Software Q2 2020
05 Aug Inseego Q2 2020
05 Aug Infinera Q2 2020
05 Aug Fitbit Q2 2020
05 Aug Roku Q2 2020
05 Aug Ribbon Communications Q2 2020
05 Aug Magyar Telekom Q2 2020
05 Aug Extreme Networks fiscal Q4
05 Aug Zynga Q2 2020
05 Aug Dasan Zhone Solutions Q2 2020
05 Aug Dialog Semiconductor Q2 2020
05 Aug CenturyLink Q2
05 Aug Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event
::: More Calendar Items