Telegram Digital Resistance: The Open Network And Russia’s Ban

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Telegram Digital Resistance: The Open Network And Russia’s Ban

Post by yum4texmex__oooh » Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:05 pm

Telegram has been called the “cryptocurrency world’s preferred messaging app” by many media outlets including Forbes, and more than 84 percent of Blockchain-based projects have an active Telegram community.

For over 48 hours now, Telegram has been under a ban by internet service providers in Russia. This was triggered by Telegram’s refusal to give encryption keys to Russian security agencies.

But blocking Telegram appears to be not an easy task for the Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media (Roskomnadzor), agency responsible for limiting access to the banned sources in Russia.

Telegram users all over Russia almost did not feel any difficulty in accessing the Telegram service, while a lot of other Russian Websites, even state ones, saw troubles, as Roskomnadzor has blocked almost 20 mln IP-addresses, mostly owned by Amazon and Google cloud storage, trying to come after Telegram.

Telegram’s founder, Pavel Durov, said that they have not seen a significant drop in user engagement since the beginning of the ban. The app was technologically ready for the ban, as a lot of users did not even feel the abnormality, others bypass the blocking by using VPN services.

Durov has said that he will be giving Bitcoin grants worth millions of dollars to individuals and companies running VPNs to help Russians circumvent the ban, calling this the “Digital Resistance”.


https://cointelegraph.com/news/telegram ... ussias-ban

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