Russia’s Telegram Ban Is a Fiasco, and It’s Rendering Millions of IP Addresses Inaccessible

Russia officially began implementing its Telegram ban on Monday, and it has gone about as poorly as could be expected. Far from just blocking Telegram, which incurred the ire of Russia’s censors for refusing to provide intelligence agencies with encryption keys that would allow them to access private user data, Ars Technica reports that Russian … Continue reading “Russia’s Telegram Ban Is a Fiasco, and It’s Rendering Millions of IP Addresses Inaccessible”

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Pavel Durov: A VPN Does Bypass Russia’s Telegram Ban

Telegram users in Russia will now need to install a VPN to ensure that they have uninterrupted access to the popular encrypted messaging app. On April 13, a Russian court levied an official ban against Telegram for refusing to hand over the service’s encryption keys to government intelligence services, which would have compromised the privacy … Continue reading “Pavel Durov: A VPN Does Bypass Russia’s Telegram Ban”

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