Telegram Messenger Compromised by Russian Court

Wed, Mar 21, 2018

The encrypted messaging service Telegram has been compromised by the Russian legal system. Telegram has lost a court ruling and is now forced to hand over encryption keys. The FSB argued in court that this does not constitute a violation of privacy because they keys themselves are not considered private information and they are only allowed to actually use those keys for snooping purposes if they have a court order.

Yeah… right…

Another reason to use Signal instead. It’s open source and can not be taken to court that way.

Telegram wants to appeal the decision but Russia’s legal system being what it is, I guess that case is already decided.