Founder LiveInternet German Klimenko assumed that the Telegram messenger either begin to cooperate with the Russian authorities, or be closed. He declared it on air of TV channel “Rain”, reports VC.
“Criminals, unfortunately, use the same techniques as us. They really use Telegram, Skype, email, in the end. And Yes, they use the mail, which data the Russian law enforcement bodies does not give, – said Klimenko. – It is clear that we have to compromise between society and law enforcement. We need to acknowledge that recognizing complete anonymity and not the foreign company cooperation with law enforcement bodies of ours, we in fact, help criminals”.
Listing the countries that are able to lock in the event of a failure of the administration to provide the access codes to the user communications, Klymenko called the USA, France and Germany. He explained that Washington, Paris and Berlin will act in the interests of national security.
On the question of how such communication is perceived in a Telegram, Klimenko said “quite calmly”. “I am sure that a Telegram would either cooperate, or will be closed. It will be definitely be asked to open the access codes and in America, in France and in Germany, and it either will open or will be closed”, — he added.
December 22, held in Moscow forum “Internet Economy 2015” the President of Russia Vladimir Putin proposed Klimenko, an adviser on the development of the Internet.
Earlier it was reported that the FSB “took note of” the appeal of the Deputy of the state Duma Alexander Ageev with the proposal to limit access of Russia to the Telegram and I do not exclude that member provided the information “will be required”.
“In the Federal security service of the Russian Federation, Your appeal regarding Telegram messenger reviewed. The information you provide is noted and, if necessary, will be used in activity of bodies of Federal security service”, – stated in the letter of the FSB.
Ageyev said through Telegram, subject text, photo and video materials with extremist content. “We can assume that there occurs the process of recruitment of Russian citizens in the ranks of the IG. While technical services other online services and social networks such as Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, “Vkontakte” and “Classmates” are actively fighting the spread of extremist content, technical support messenger ignores the complaints of users about the content,” wrote the Deputy.
In this connection he asked the Director of the FSB “to fully verify this information and if necessary to consider the possibility of limiting the access of users who are on the territory of the Russian Federation, Telegram messenger”.