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Where will crypto-nerds go now that Telegram is blocked in Russia?

Following a prolonged feud between the two parties, the Russian government has moved to block the popular Telegram messenger countrywide, BBC reports. The news comes only weeks after the messaging platform lost a bid to deny continued requests by the local media regulator to hand in its users’ encryption keys. Media watchdog Roskomnadzor has noted the reason for the suspension is that Telegram missed to provide the requested data within the legally appointed deadline on April 4. It remains unclear whether Telegram has any legal recourse to fight the decision, but the abrupt ban will likely have an impact on…

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