FIRST AIRED: April 16, 2018

Nice work! Enjoy the show!

×

You’re busy. We get it.

Stay on top of the news with our Editor’s Picks newsletter.

US Edition
Intl. Edition
Unsubscribe at any time. One click, it’s gone.

Thanks for signing up!

×

Transcript

00:00:00
>>
FOREIGN]
> Russia has begun blocking access to messenger service, Telegram. Telecoms operators have been told to bar access to it inside the country. On Friday, a Russian court ruled that Telegram was in violation of national regulations. After the company refused to give Russian security services access to user's encrypted messages, citing privacy concerns.
00:00:25
The FSB says it needed that access to help guard against terrorist attacks. Telegram's Russian owner Pavel Durov left the country in 2014, and has since become a vocal critic of the Kremlin. But the fate of Telegram, used by 200 million people around the world, has implications far beyond Russia's borders.
00:00:45
It's popular in the Middle East. And after a spate of recent attacks in Europe, has been accused by some governments of helping facilitate terrorism. Western and Russian spy agencies are in rare agreement that encrypted messaging poses a danger.