Messengers in Russia under control: Information privacy in Russia is not privacy anymore
Society18:36 Oct. 5, 2016

Information privacy in Russia is not privacy anymore

Under the new law, Russian Special services can read private messages of major apps' users

A big day comes for Russia. The authorities get ready to decode and read private messages of its citizens.

Local media say that Russian Special services now hire people who can hack the popular messenger services. Viber is the first in line. Then Facebook, Whatsapp, Telegram and Skype will follow. 

Read also: Russian hi-tech spy devices under attack over privacy fears

Reading of personal messages is allowed by the new anti-terror law. It forces all mobile providers and social media to keep the data of their clients for at least half a year. The data must be given to police upon the first request. Eastern companies refused to open their data to Russian authorities and could now be fined. Meanwhile, Russia wants to get total access by all and any means.

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