As a report, a court has ordered Telegram to disclose the contact number and IP address of some of the users who are suspected to be related with some terrorist activities. But according to the company, they will follow the orders of the court if they feel the need for doing that and they also mentioned that the company will also give the total details of the incident in the form of an official report. A telegram has made some changes and also claimed that the new changes would not harm the security of Telegram but it will not be safe for the terrorists with this ultra-secure messaging platform.
In an official statement , Pavel Durov, the CEO and Telegram’s founder said that according to the privacy policies , they are always working to reserve the right to transfer the contact number and Ip address of the terrorists for the applicable services according to a court’s decision . Anyway if the company is using this right this rule will make the Telegram service less attractive for the people who are involved in sending out the terrorist information.
The CEO Pavel Durov also declared in his statement that the Telegram company was asked by the Federal Security Service to hand over the encryption keys to the government so that they can access all the shared media and messages on the platform . This is also continued by Telegram that the handing over the encryption keys will be totally against the Telegram’s code of privacy and it will be equivalent to mass observation .
Telegram has updated the privacy laws but this do not means that the company is ready to follow the requirements of the Russian government and that’s why the company is banned in the country . And there the government has turned to blocking IP addresses owned by Amazon , Google and others to grave the citizens’ entry to Telegram .