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russian begins blocking messaging app telegram


russia's communications watchdog said monday it has begun enforcing a nationwide ban for the popular messaging app telegram.






russia starts blocking telegram for failing to turn over encryption keys


the russian state telecommunication regulator has began blocking telegram as expected. this comes after the messaging company refused to give russian security services encryption keys. the service is expected to be blocked within the coming hours. according to several reports telegram is still operational in the country though several service providers have started blocking the […]






russia starts blocking telegram for failing to turn over encryption keys


the russian state telecommunication regulator has started to block telegram, as expected. this comes after the messaging company refused to give russian security services encryption keys. the service is expected to be blocked in the coming hours. according to several reports, telegram is still operational in the country though several service providers have started blocking the […]






russian court blocks popular messaging app in privacy row


moscow (ap) — a russian court has ordered the blocking of a popular messaging app following a demand by authorities that it share encryption data with them. the ban follows a protracted row between telegram and russian authorities, who insist they need access to the encryption keys to investigate serious crimes including terrorist attacks. the […]






telegram ceo says iran ‘blocking access … for the majority of iranians’ after pr


dubai, united arab emirates (ap) — telegram ceo says iran ‘blocking access … for the majority of iranians’ after protesters used messaging app.






moscow court blocks use of telegram messaging app


official request to start blocking messaging app granted but founder pledges to use built-in systems to overcome ban.






founder of russian messaging app defies official ultimatum


moscow (ap) — the founder of a russian encrypted messaging app is defying the government’s request to provide information about his company. the head of the russian communications regulator on friday in an open letter to telegram founder pavel durov threatened to block telegram unless durov hands over details about the app. the move would […]






telegram hit with block in russia over encryption


a russian court has ordered a block on access to the telegram messaging app — with the block coming into force immediately, according to the bbc. the messaging platform has been under pressure to hand over encryption keys to russian authorities so they can access user data — which they claim is needed for counterterrorism […]






russian authorities asks court to block messaging app


moscow (ap) — russia’s communications watchdog says it has asked a court to block access to a popular messaging app. the russian communications agency said on friday it has filed a lawsuit against the messaging app telegram after it refused to hand over encryption keys to russian intelligence. the announcement follows a months-long row between […]






indonesia limits access to telegram app, readies total ban


indonesia says it's blocking web versions of the encrypted telegram instant messaging app and will block the app completely if it continues to be a forum for radical propaganda and violent militants.






russia’s telegram ban that knocked out 15m google, amazon ip addresses had a pre


russia blocking access to telegram after the messaging app refused to give it access to encrypted messages has picked up an unintended casualty: we’re now up to over 15 million ip addresses from amazon and google getting shut down by the regulators in the process, taking various other (non-telegram) services down with it. telegram’s ceo pavel […]






russia scraps plans to ban messaging app


moscow (ap) — russian authorities have ditched plans to ban a messaging app after its owner agreed to russian registration. alexander zharov, head of the russian communications regulator, said in a statement on wednesday that telegram would be free to operate in russia, despite previous threats to close it down, after its owner agreed to […]






messaging app telegram must give encryption keys to russia


telegram's keys may soon be handed to the russian government.






russian court: telegram app must cooperate with spy agency


russia's top court has ruled that the telegram messaging app can be forced to provide user data to security services.






russian court: telegram app must cooperate with spy agency


russia's top court ruled tuesday that the telegram messaging app can be forced to provide user data to security services.






telegram to be banned in russia, but vpn will bypass ban


is telegram banned in russia? it looks that way, with the russian government cracking down on the encrypted messaging app.






russian court: telegram app must cooperate with spy agency


moscow (ap) — russia’s top court has ruled that the telegram messaging app can be forced to provide user data to security services. the supreme court on tuesday threw out an appeal by telegram protesting demands from the federal security service intelligence agency, or fsb to provide access to user data. telegram argued that the […]






indonesia limits access to telegram app, readies total ban


jakarta, indonesia (ap) — indonesia says it’s blocking web versions of the encrypted telegram instant messaging app and will block the app completely if it continues to be a forum for radical propaganda and violent militants. the ministry of communications and information technology said in a statement friday evening that it has asked internet companies […]






telegram plays down russian block — claiming no ‘significant’ impact yet


a court in russia ordered a block of messaging app telegram this week but founder pavel durov has shrugged off the impact of the ban 24 hours in — claiming the app hasn’t seen “a significant drop in user engagement so far.” russia began (trying to) block telegram yesterday, following a court ruling in moscow earlier […]






google confirms some of its own services are now getting blocked in russia over


a shower of paper airplanes darted through the skies of moscow and other towns in russia today, as users answered the call of entrepreneur pavel durov to send the blank missives out of their windows at a pre-appointed time in support of telegram, a messaging app he founded that was blocked last week by russian regulator […]






telegram chalks up 200m maus for its messaging app


another usage milestone for messaging platform telegram: it’s announced passing 200m monthly active users “within the last 30 days”. the platform passed 100m maus back in february 2016, when it held a lavish party at the mobile world congress tradeshow in barcelona to celebrate the metric. at the time it said it was adding 350k new […]






russia’s game of telegram whack-a-mole grows to 19m blocked ips, hitting twitch,


as the messaging app telegram continues to try to evade russian authorities by switching up its ip addresses, russia’s regulator roskomnadzor (rkn) has continued its game of whack-a-mole to try to lock it down by knocking out complete swathes of ip address. the resulting chase how now ballooned to nearly 19 million ip addresses at […]






telegram 4.0 adds video messages and much more


the popular telegram messaging app has released a big update for version 4.0, adding video message support and much more.






telegram: 19th century service ends in belgium


final electric telegram to be sent and received in belgium, one of the last countries to use the messaging service.






iran state tv says authorities temporarily block instagram, messaging app telegr


tehran, iran (ap) — iran state tv says authorities temporarily block instagram, messaging app telegram to ‘maintain peace’ amid protests.






opera 45 goes social with sidebars for facebook messenger, whatsapp, and telegra


the opera browser is reborn thanks to the power of messaging. opera (the company) recently announced that the latest version of its browser is adopting some messaging features from neon, an experimental version of opera. the new features include built-in support for facebook messenger, telegram, and whatsapp in opera 45.there’s nothing particularly special about opera’s versions of the messaging programs. whatsapp is just whatsapp web that everyone already uses, while clicking the facebook messenger takes you to messenger.com.to read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here






latest telegram beta update brings a new video messaging feature


the latest telegram beta update adds the ability for users to easily send short video messages to their friends and families.






telegram was the app where iranians talked politics. then the government caught


iranians love telegram. with approximately 20 million iranian users, it’s the most widely used messaging app in the country. iranians join channels based on their interests and spend hours reading, sharing pictures and videos, and chatting about sports, entertainment and news. but also politics....






the upside of big tech is russia vs telegram, but the downside is cloudflare vs


yesterday, i wrote about the way that tech-sector concentration was making it nearly impossible for russia to block the encrypted messaging service telegram: because telegram can serve its traffic through giant cloud providers like amazon, russia can only block telegram by blocking everyone else who uses amazon. (more…)






report: iran says it files charges against telegram app ceo


tehran, iran (ap) — a semi-official news agency in iran says authorities have filed charges against the ceo of the popular encrypted messaging app telegram. the comments carried by the isna news agency represent the latest back-and-forth between the iranian government and telegram, which millions of iranians use. isna’s report tuesday quoted tehran prosecutor abbas […]






russian authorities asks court to block messaging app


russia's communications watchdog says it has asked a court to block access to a popular messaging app.






telegram app update adds voice calling features for western europe


the popular telegram messaging app has started rolling out voice calling features, beginning in western europe before its worldwide laun






telegram app brings its secure calls feature to australia


popular messaging app now offers end-to-end encrypted voip calling






iran to block telegram messaging app: reports


the app, used during last year's protests, will be replaced by a similar app built by the government, officials say.






france to move ministers off telegram, whatsapp over security fears


the french government has said it intends to move to using its own encrypted messaging service this summer, over concerns of the risks that foreign entities could spy on officials using popular encrypted apps such as telegram and whatsapp . reuters reports that ministers are concerned about the use of foreign-built encrypted apps which do not […]