A top Russian official has said the government will do its best to defend the internet giant Yandex, which is reportedly under pressure from security services to hand over its encryption keys. From The Moscow Times.
"Russia has started blocking some Google (GOOGL) services, accusing the search company of helping Telegram bypass a ban on its encrypted messaging service.
Roskomnadzor, Russia's telecommunication regulator, said Sunday that despite a court order Google has not complied with a request to prevent...
In an interview published on April 18, 2018, the head of Russian communications regulator Roskomnadzor stated that Facebook could be blocked if the platform does not show compliance with Russian data localization requirements.
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On April 13, 2018, a Russian court ordered that access to the messaging service Telegram be blocked in Russia, following the platform's repeated refusal to hand over its encryption keys to the FSB, the Russian security agency. After the Russian Supreme Court rejectedTelegram's appeal on March 20,...
A court in Moscow has approved a request from the Russian media regulator to block the Telegram messaging app immediately.
The media regulator sought to block the app because the firm had refused to hand over encryption keys used to scramble messages.
A Russian court on Friday ordered that access to the Telegram messenger service be blocked in Russia, heralding possible communication disruption for millions of users in the latest clash between global technology firms and Russian authorities.
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Facebook management responsible for interaction with Russia confirmed the intention to visit Russia in late December or early January 2018 for talks on compliance with Russian laws, head of the Russian telecom watchdog Roskomnadzor Alexander Zharov told reporters on Tuesday. From TASS.