Friday, 19 July 2019

Moscow court bans messaging app Telegram

Telegram messaging app

MOSCOW court banned Telegram messaging app, leading the way for it to be blocked across Russia for not turning over encrypted messaging traffic to security services.

The court approved a request from Roskomnadzor, Russia’s communications watchdog, after an 18-minute hearing on Friday. telegram founder Pavel Durov ordered his lawyers not to turn up to the hearing after the court called the session with just 24 hours notice.

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