Durov responded to the statement of the FSB on the use of Telegram terrorists

© RIA Novosti / Kirill to Kallinikova in fotomonster Telegram on the phone screen. Archival photoDurov responded to the statement of the FSB on the use of Telegram terrorists© RIA Novosti / Kirill to Kallinikova the image Bank

The Creator of Telegram, Pavel Durov, refused to provide Roskomnadzor with the required information and the accused in this regard, the neutrality of the terrorists, explained what the consequences can result in weakening encryption of correspondence of the users.

«Unfortunately, communication like Telegram or WhatsApp not can become unsafe only for potential terrorists. The encryption of these services either equally protects all users or all puts them at risk. The rejection of endpoint encryption in a particular country will make tens of millions of people defenseless against hackers and blackmail corrupt officials,» wrote Durov on his page «Vkontakte».

According to him, the weakening of encryption in instant messengers will undermine national security, because foreign intelligence agencies will also receive access to the correspondence of the Russians.

«The risk of terrorist attacks will not disappear – as the events in Paris, to carry out a terrorist attack enough disposable phones and conventional CMC without any encryption» — wrote Durov.

On Monday, the FSB announced that the terrorists are actively using the Telegram for communication among themselves and with their Tutors from abroad. According to intelligence, this messenger was used by the criminals who staged the attack in the subway of St. Petersburg, in which 3 APR killed 16 people.

«The time occurrence of the information that almost three months ago, Telegram alleged to have been used in the preparation of a terrorist attack, raises questions. Sadly, when Russian special services are exploiting this tragedy as a pretext for strengthening its influence and control over the population,» — said Durov.

On Friday Roskomnadzor called the command Telegram and personally Pavel Durov to fulfill the Russian legislation, providing information for inclusion in the register of the organizers of disseminating information.

The head of Department Alexander Zharov noted that otherwise, the messenger will be blocked. He accused the Creator of the app in the «neutral» treatment of terrorists and disregard for safety of users.

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