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Police in Russia no longer allowed to use WhatsApp and Viber

Moscow police banned the use of instant messengers and social networks, including service Telegram. On Monday, March 28, reports Lifenews.

According to the document, which was in the order of publication, the Moscow guards now do not use the instant messengers, social networks and e-mailboxes. Were banned Viber, WhatsApp, Skype, Instagram, Telegram, Twitter, Facebook, “Vkontakte” and “Classmates”. In addition, the black list includes e-boxes on,,

The head of the police trade Union Mikhail Pashkin in an interview with “Russian news service” has offered the Ministry of internal Affairs to buy from Pavel Durov messenger Telegram, or create your own reliable means of communication. According to Pashkina, office of the interior Ministry are very vulnerable.

“To any Department if to drive special devices — they are not very expensive, you can read all the conversations, all in the office computers is stored. Because the class of protection we practically zero. It is the misfortune of the Ministry of internal Affairs,” said Pashkin.

Official communication must be through a special phones, correspondence should be conducted on certified and sealed computers, but this technology in the bodies is not enough, says Pashkin. In addition, according to him, the Internet access in case of inspection may result in employee dismissal.

For the police messengers — the only way to quickly share information, which means that they will not be able to comply fully with the prohibition on their use.

In early February of 2016, the adviser of the President of Russia on the Internet Herman Klimenko assumed that the messenger Telegram will last two years. Later in an interview with “the” he noted that advocates a definite closure of the service. “When people ask me about the future of the messenger [Paul] Durova, I answer: in the current circumstances and with such a policy of management of the service it is definitely is waiting for closing. But this does not mean that I appeal for this”, — said Klimenko.

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