As you know, the world of privacy on the Internet is very hot today, as users are increasingly aware of the issue, and the institutions are taking it into account when legislating, luckily.
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Telegram is one of the companies that has lately been subjected to pressure from the Russian government, and, according to the company recently, the measures that Apple has taken with respect to Telegram could be influenced -and much- by these pressures, Let’s see all the details of the matter!
As you know, the protection of user data is a very topical issue, and more so with the arrival of the new Data Protection Regulation of the European Union,and thanks to which ** you have sent a huge amount of emails. **
Well, as we can read inThe pressure that Telegram has received from the Russian government could also have reached Apple and Google, to withdraw the application of their respective stores, which exceed the censorship of the country.
Russia asked bothandto remove Telegram from their stores on April, 17. Our global iOS updates stopped coming through that same day. In the meantime, Telegram for Android got 4 updates.
– Telegram Messenger (@telegram)
And, in case you did not know, Telegram is blocked in Russia since April because the company refused to share the keys to decrypt the data of its users, which is precisely the only way that Telegram could get out of that mess without losing all its credibility with respect to users.
The truth is that since then, the Russian authorities have been pushing the company to obtain these codes, but not only to this, but also to Google and Apple, so that both companies withdraw the application from their respective application stores.
Unfortunately, Apple seems to have yielded, according to Pavel Durov, to these pressures, and has withdrawn the application from the App Store, making iOS users unable to access it. The loss of Telegram users after the blockade in Russia has only resulted in the loss of 7% of its user base. But, obviously, the loss of iOS users could be a real blow to the firm.