Viber can lock in Russia

If the Russian intelligence agencies will not get access to the encryption keys messenger Viber, it can also lock in the territory of the Russian Federation.

Against messenger Viber in Russia can be taken the same measures, which came Telegram, if the intelligence agencies do not have access to the encryption keys. This was stated by the Minister of communications of Russia Nikolay Nikiforov, reports on Thursday, may 3, RBC.

“This is a question for the Federal security service, as the authority in relation to such specific issues of implementation of the order for the provision of encryption keys is the powers of the FSB. If they have problems with the provision of encryption keys, they can go to court and receive the same judicial decision,” – said the Minister.

Viber is among the most popular applications for communication . In January 2018, according to Mediascope, the daily audience of the messenger in cities with the population from 100 thousand people in desktops and mobile devices amounted to 9.4 million people. For comparison, Telegram messenger is used by approximately 2.5 million Russians.

We will remind, the Russian authorities, from April 16 trying to block the work of the Telegram. The decision on the prohibition of the messenger of April 13 made the Tagansky court of Moscow.

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