Russia ordered a ban of the Telegram protected messaging app back in April, and the knock-on results continue to result in issues for users outside of Russia. Following the messy block of 15.8 million IPs on Amazon and Google ’s cloud systems, Telegram CEO Pavel Durov says Apple has been blocking updates for the app globally. the dearth of Telegram app updates imply a few options, like stickers, aren ’t running appropriately in the lately launched iOS 11.4 replace.
“Apple has been preventing Telegram from updating its iOS apps globally ever since the Russian authorities ordered Apple to take away Telegram from the App Store,” explains Durov in a Telegram message. “While Russia makes up only 7 p.c of Telegram ’s userbase, Apple is proscribing updates for all Telegram users around the global seeing that mid-April.”
Durov also claims the lack of app updates imply Telegram has also “been not able to totally comply with GDPR” prior to the May twenty fifth cut-off date. While a lack of GDPR compliance is a priority for each end customers and Telegram itself, app updates on a regular basis additionally come with necessary security patches and bug fixes so if the block continues then iPhone users of the service might be left in danger.
Russia has now reportedly asked Apple to take away the Telegram app from the Russian App Store. The request comes after Telegram refused to percentage its encryption keys with Russia ’s Federal Security Service, and a court ruling banned the service till it provides the keys. Russia ’s Federal Security Carrier cites the threat of terrorists and criminals the usage of the encrypted platform as reasons to require access to decrypt messages.