Telegram is widely used by the Russian political establishment, and prominent politicians and officials have openly flouted or criticised the ban. Data from the app showed several Kremlin officials had continued to sign in on Tuesday evening, four days after a court ordered the service to be blocked over alleged terrorism concerns.
Edward Snowden, the NSA whistleblower living in Russia, also came out in support of Telegram’s founder, Pavel Durov, on Tuesday, tweeting: “I have criticized @telegram’s security model in the past, but @Durov’s response to the Russian government’s totalitarian demand for backdoor access to private communications – refusal and resistance – is the only moral response, and shows real leadership.”
both #socialmedia and #global issue #Telegram is making #headline again:
This time in regard of #Putin‘s government #censorship to its own people.
Last time the access to the #encryption code of Telegram was discussed in regard to extremist using Telegram to communicate: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/…/isis-telegram-app_us_59259…
What is your opinion about finding the balance between users (ISIS extremist but also political dissidents) rights and government intervention?