Navalny joins thousands at rally in support of Telegram

Thousands rally in support of internet freedom after Russian authorities tried to block access to the popular messaging app Telegram in the latest onslaught against dissent under Vladimir Putin. In an usually strong turnout, at least 8,000 people including top opposition leader Alexei Navalny turn up in the centre of the Russian capital, many holding signs and shooting paper airplanes, the Telegram symbol.

Hiding behind web encryption? Telegram app used by St. Petersburg bomber – security service

Investigators looking into the Saint Petersburg metro bombing in April say the attacker and his accomplices used a controversial encrypted messaging service to plan and carry out the atrocity.

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European govts blame messenger apps for allowing extremists to fly under the radar

European governments are blaming messaging apps for the spread of terrorism. With many calling for greater surveillance of WhatsApp and Telegram – saying it could help prevent further attacks. Emily Sui looks at the threat posed by the encrypted services.

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