Amazon refused to discuss blocking of Telegram with Roskomnadzor, Google started “substantive dialogue”
The agency called “constructive” Google's response to the requirement to stop providing IP-address to the messenger.
Roskomnadzor began negotiations on the issue of blocking Telegram with American companies Amazon and Google. As noted in the agency, the reaction of the latter to the offer to stop providing IP-addresses to bypass the blocking can be called “constructive.”
According to Roskomnadzor deputy head Vadim Subbotin, “a substantive dialogue” with representatives of Google has begun. With Amazon, on the contrary, a successful conversation failed – the company refused to cooperate. Subbotin suggests that there are political reasons for this.
Earlier, it was reported that Roskomnadzor had already blocked more than 16 million IP-addresses of Amazon and Google chasing Telegam messenger.
The court's decision to block Telegram was delivered on April 13. On April 16, the agency began mass blocking of IP-addresses. As a result, online shops, courier services, cloud storage, online games, Microsoft services, online taxi services, Viber, and social network Odnoklassniki were affected.
Major general Igor Vasiliev, Head of the Engineering Support Service of the Federal Protection Service (FPS), and lieutenant general Ulitin subordinate to him are currently in the middle of a scandal. However, it is unlikely that they lose their posts. Reportedly, the two generals are just the tip of the huge corruption iceberg in the law enforcement structures. This is not the first embezzlement episode in their careers.