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Russian Security Service might access data of Telegram, VK, Yandex and Mail.ru users
19:01, 11 August 2017
Russian Security Service might access data of Telegram, VK, Yandex and Mail.ru users

Among the information they request access to – ID-card information, messages, recordings of conversations and locations

19:01, 11 August 2017

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Russia’s Ministry of Communications and Mass Media drew up an order demanding data that the Federal Security Service of Russia (the FSB) needs. The equipment for collecting data is to be installed by VK, Yandex, Mail.ru, and Telegram. The document was published on the ministry’s website.

The FSB demands access to such data: username, ID-card information, list of relatives, social circle, messages, audio and video recordings of conversations, sent files, and location of the individual.

In 2016, Russian security services tried to gain access to the information of WhatsApp, Viber, Facebook Messenger, Telegram, and Skype.

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