Durov about possible blocking of Telegram in Russia: no government will get a bit of information from the messenger
Pavel Durov claims that the Russian authorities and the authorities of any other country, will not receive information about users of the messenger Telegram. Therefore, the company commented on the requirement of Roskomnadzor to provide the data Manager for inclusion in the register of the organizers of disseminating information.
In the administration of the Telegram stated that no government has not received and will not receive «any bit» of information from the messenger. This statement was made in response to the question RNS about whether or Roskomnadzor sent a Telegram requesting information for making a messenger to the registry of the organizers of disseminating information.
«Yet no government or intelligence Agency in the world has not received a single bit of information from us. Always will be», — said in the Telegram, adding that any data that is sent through messenger, an encrypted — this applies both to secret chats and cloud-based chats.
Durov emphasized that to obtain information from the messenger is hard enough, since the keys «is divided into several parts and stored in several other data centers. All data centers are in different jurisdictions.»
«The keys needed to decrypt information is divided into several parts and stored in several other data centers. All data centers are in different jurisdictions, so in order to make the Telegram to give out any data, it will require an unrealistic level of cooperation between multiple States,» said the company.
Experts doubt that Telegram to make concessions in Russia. «According to my data, in a Telegram do you receive notification from Roskomnadzor, said the founder of the service for analysis and promotion of the messengers Combot Fedor Skuratov. But, knowing her dislike to communicate with the authorities, most likely, the answer from him was not followed».
According to Skuratov, in January 2017 Telegram in Russia there are 6 million active users. That is, those who use instant messenger at least once per month. Now their number has reached 7 million.