Durov says no to FSB’s demand for Telegram encryption keys

Durov says no to FSB’s demand for Telegram encryption keys
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On March 20, the Supreme Court recognized as legitimate the order of the Federal Security Service that established the procedure the messaging outfit must follow to send the keys to the special services so that they could decipher users’ messages.

Telegram is not going to disclose any messages to Russian special services, said the messenger founder, Pavel Durov.

“Threats to block Telegram unless it gives up private data of its users won't bear fruit. Telegram will stand for freedom and privacy”, Durov twitted.

On March 20, the Supreme Court recognized as legitimate the order of the Federal Security Service establishing the procedure for sending the keys to the special services so that they could decipher users’ messages. Roskomnadzor, the Russian media censor, ordered the messenger to provide the FSB with all the data it requires within 15 days. Otherwise, Telegram might be blocked, under the current legislation of the country.

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