Roskomnadzor to introduce another technology worth of $300 thousand to block Telegram
So far, the attempts to block the Pavel Durov’s messenger have been futile.
In 2019, Roskomnadzor is going to implement a new technology to fight the prohibited web sites and services including Telegram. BBC News Russian found out the authorities are ready to spend 20 million rubles (roughly $300 thousand) on it. So far, the attempts to block the Pavel Durov’s messenger have been futile.
The new technology is going to be implemented as early as next year, reports the BBC source familiar with the situation. The same time period is confirmed by another source close to the software developer. Both asked not to be named due to the fact that they are not authorized to comment in the media.
It is about a DPI (deep packet inspection) technology. Hardware and software package is set on the Internet access provider; it analyses the traffic and marks out peculiar packages intrinsic to certain web sites and applications. It also smites off the undesired traffic.
“Each and everyone of us has his own gait. For instance, a relative can be learnt by gait in the dark. Each traffic has its own distinctive features, as well,” clarifies Philip Kulin, a creator of Usher2.club, a service of statistics of blocked IP addresses.
DPI differs fundamentally from the current system Roskomnadzor used when they tried to block Telegram.