Telegram

Russia’s communications watchdog, Roskomnadzor, has officially moved to lift the ban on Telegram messaging app, two years after implementing steps restricting access to its service in the country. The decision has been taken in a bid to use Telegram as a channel for disseminating critical information that helps combat the COVID-19 crisis.

As per a statement from Roskomnadzor, the decision has been made in consultation with Russian Prosecutor General’s Office after reaching an agreement with Telegram founder Pavel Durov to help combat the threat of extremism, terrorism, and public safety issues. To recall, the ban was imposed because Telegram refused to hand over encryption keys to authorities.

But despite trying to choke access to Telegram, workarounds were found and people continued using it as an important channel of communication. As per a Bloomberg report, even Russia’s national task force to fight coronavirus and the Russian Foreign Ministry continued to operate their own Telegram channels.

I’ve been writing about consumer technology for over three years now, having worked with names such as NDTV and Beebom in the past. Aside from covering the latest news, I’ve reviewed my fair share of devices ranging from smartphones and laptops to smart home devices. I also have interviewed tech execs and appeared as a host in YouTube videos talking about the latest and greatest gadgets out there.
You May Also Like
Facebook Live Audio Rooms
Facebook’s Clubhouse clone’s name is as original as the feature
Facebook will allow the fans to support their favorite creators and public figures through Stars, or donate to causes they care about.
Huawei Withings
HUAWEI AppGallery expands with the addition of popular health tech app, Withings
HUAWEI is providing the Withings Health Mate app to millions of users in more than 170 countries and in 11 languages. 
fcc speed test app
Go ahead and tell FCC that your internet sucks with its new speed test app
The US FCC notes that data collected by its speed test app will help create a more granular internet speed map and close the digital divide.