Telegram messenger not to cooperate with Russian authorities
Creator of Telegram messenger Pavel Durov commented on the statement of Russia’s future Presidential Adviser on the Internet German Klimenko that the Russian authorities will ban the messenger if it does not cooperate.
Telegram “did not give and will not hand over personal data and encryption keys to third parties," Durov wrote on VKontakte social network on Thursday.
"The reason is simple: it is technically impossible to deprive of safe communication only the terrorists, without jeopardizing personal correspondence of all law-abiding citizens," wrote Durov.
According to him, if the Russian law enforcement agencies gain access to personal correspondence of Telegram users, this will lead to the emergence of a black market for personal data.