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Ruled by a Russian court on Friday reserved the application team communications within Russia, which foreshadows a possible interruption of communication between millions of users in the latest dispute that arises between global technology companies and the Russian authorities.
Came the judgment of the court a week after the lifting of the superintendency of communications in Russia (roskomnadzor) filed a lawsuit to restrict the use of the app after the company refused repeated enable the security organs to have access to the messages of users are encrypted.
In the framework of the services provided by the company, allows the application team to more than 200 million users in the world to communicate via encrypted messages can not be to a third party, even government, to read it.
But the Russian Federal Security Service said he needed to see some messages in the framework of its functions, including protection from terrorist attacks. Companies refused to team compliance to his request out of respect to users ‘ privacy.
Agency quoted the TASS news agency by the head of the Commission Alexander visited on to say that the ban will apply soon but did not specify a date for it.
Said Pavel Durov. the founder of the team and Chief Executive Officer of the company, the app will use the communication systems built to get around the ban, but it can not fully guarantee the access to areas without the use of a virtual private network.
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