Telegram Agrees to Register Messaging App With Russia

Facing pressure from the Russian government, Telegram today agreed to store information on its message app users on that country’s servers, according to a Reuters report. Although Telegram will now be listed as a distributor on a Russian government list, the company said it will not violate its user privacy and confidentiality policy when turning … Read more

Russia threatens Telegram app with ban if it doesn’t give source code to government

Telegram, the secure messaging service founded by internet entrepreneur Pavel Durov, is currently facing intense pressure from Russia’s communication regulator and security services after refusing to disclose users’ chat records and the firm’s encryption keys to authorities. On 23 June, Alexander Zharov, head of regulatory body Roskomnadzor, said time was “running out” Read full news … Read more