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Apple called the messenger Telegram “harmful and totally unbreakable”

Apple General counsel Bruce Sewell in a speech before the U.S. Congress in the case of decoding the information on the iPhone of a terrorist from San Bernardino called the messenger Telegram “malicious and totally uncrackable”. Broadcast speech Bruce Sewell and the Director of the FBI James Komi was conducted on YouTube.

Sewell supported Congressman Bob Goodlatte, noting that even in the case of a submission to Apple the requirements of the authorities in the future, intelligence agencies will still have to deal with other encrypted services. Lawyer Apple recalled the existence of a Telegram, which can be downloaded on any smartphone and completely impossible to crack. Sewell thus several times misspoke, calling the service as a Telegraph.

“This is one of the most malicious apps in the hands of terrorists. If Apple will make to create an operating system for hacking the iPhone, it will reduce the security of the smartphones owned by dozens or hundreds of millions of innocent people, and will hurt our security, but will not affect the terrorists,” said Sewell.

“He [Telegram] may be on any phone that has nothing to do with Apple, it can be downloaded via the Internet. And it is completely uncrackable method of communication”, – concluded the lawyer.

Earlier media repeatedly reported that the terrorists of the Islamic state use to communicate the messenger Telegram, released by the founder and former CEO of “Vkontakte” Pavel Durov. Durov repeatedly refused to change the privacy policy of the service that encrypts all communications of users and the refusal to issue to the governments and intelligence services of any country.

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“Technically it is impossible to deny safe communication only terrorists, not jeopardize the personal correspondence of all law-abiding citizens,” — said Durov. However, in mid-November of last year, the service administration has blocked 78 public channels in 12 languages associated with the IG.

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