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Russian authorities ask Apple and APK Mirror to block Telegram app downloads

Russian entrepreneur Pavel Durov’s Telegram encrypted messaging service is in hot water again, this time in Russia itself. After gaining some notoriety as the go-to communication channel for ISIS jihadists or child pornography aficionados, it has since tried to clear its image by banning their channels and chat groups.

Such efforts apparently don’t fly with the Russian authorities, as they threatened to ban the app there if the company doesn’t give them access to encrypted communication, and then followed through. They didn’t end at it, though, as both the App Store, and APK …

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