Russia's hugely popular Telegram messaging app will be blocked until the company hands over encryption keys to the secret police. Millions and millions of users are affected.
Russia's hugely popular Telegram messaging app lost a court battle and was ordered to pay a substantial fine. The company was struggling to protect its users' privacy.
In a hearing that took a mere 20 minutes, a Russian court ordered that access to the messaging app Telegram be blocked. Millions of Russian users need not panic yet, as the company has promised a way around the ban.
A Bundestag employee of the Alternative for Germany party has been accused of ordering a firebombing in Ukraine. Manuel Ochsenreiter denies all accusations, but he is known to have connections to pro-Russia separatists.
No social network has been banned "by this government," said the Iranian president. The Iranian judiciary blocked access to the encrypted messaging app, citing its alleged use in criminal activity.
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