Users of Telegram messenger in Russia reach 3.7 mn regardless of restriction

Users of Telegram messenger in Russia reach 3.7 mn in spite of restriction

Users of Telegram messenger in Russia reach 3.7mn despite ban

Pavel Durov has ended up being a hero to numerous for openly defying the state’s repression of the liberty of communication

By bne IntelliNews

Despite the Russian federal government’s finest efforts to crush the encrypted messaging service Telegram, the variety of its users has increased not fallen: the number of economically active users in huge Russian cities reached 3.67 mn people, Vedomosti daily said on June 29 citing the data of Mediascope.Compared to October 2017 when the state began its assult on the service, the variety of Russian users jumped by 70 %, with the biggest boost seen in March when Russian court ruled that Telegram must pass the file encryption secrets to the Federal Security Bureau( FSB ). Users value the privacy the service manages as it said to be uncrackable. The service has actually also flourished in Iran where the authorities likewise moved this year to prohibit it.The state’s blundering has resulted in its ridicule.

Blanket blocking of IP address clusters hosted by Amazon and Google to restrict making use of Telegram have resulted in frequent interruptions of over 400 of Russian internet services, inning accordance with price quotes of soft developer Flexbby pointed out by Kommersant daily on April 26. At one point Roskomnadzor even handled to close down its own site by error, while

Telegram operated throughout the project without time out. Lots of Russian politicians are honestly defying the ban and continue to use the service.The overall expense of constantly migrating to new IP addresses for Telegram, as well as cost of fixing collateral damage for other services is estimated at$2bn, with Amazon and Google possibility losing an estimated$940mn due to the disturbance of their cloud services. Cookies on the bne IntelliNews website This site utilizes cookies-small text files that are placed on your maker to assist the website offer a better user experience.

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