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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Russia asks Apple to remove Telegram from the App Store


Russia is still up in arms with Telegram , where in addition to blocking the app in the country itself, it is now asking Apple to directly remove it from the App Store.
A few days ago we told you how Telegram refused to deliver the data of its users to the Russian authorities. After the refusal, a court ruled the immediate blockade of the application in the country.
Now, the Russians go a step further and directly want it to disappear from the App Store. Apple already temporarily removed it for not meeting the terms and conditions of Californians. But now Telegram faces a different problem, where Apple has the ball on its roof.

Telegram does not give in to pressures

Telegram on iPhone
Although the Russian government blocked the IP of Telegram services, many users have installed a VPN to bypass this restriction. Although this patch is not valid for all users who want to use the popular instant messaging application, it does allow to circumvent the restrictions that the Russian government is imposing.
The founder of the application, Durov , has issued a statement through its own Telegram channel, which refers to strong pressures from the Russian state. It emphasizes the protection and privacy of user data, where it is not willing to transfer them to the authorities.
Faced with Russia's request for Apple to remove it from the App Store, Durov himself launches a dart against Californians on his Telegram channel :
The power that local governments have over IT corporations is based on money. At one point, a government can block its actions by threatening to block revenue sources from its markets and forcing these companies to do odd things (remember how Apple moved the iCloud servers to China last year).
At Telegram, we have the luxury of not worrying about revenue sources or ad sales. Privacy is not for sale, and human rights should not be compromised by fear or greed .
Currently, Telegram is the main instant messaging application in Russia, so it is a real problem for all users who use it every day to use direct and instant communication.

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