Apple has blocked updates to Telegram since April

Russian Telecom Watchdog Gives Apple One Month to Respond to Request to Remove Telegram from App Store

Secure messaging app Telegram accused Apple on Thursday of blocking its updates for users worldwide after Russian authorities imposed a ban on Telegram for refusing to hand over keys to decrypt messages. According to a message posted on Telegram by the company's CEO Pavel Durov, Apple has been "preventing" Telegram iOS app updates since April.

ENCRYPTED MESSAGINGTelegram claims Apple has been blocking its updates in the App Store ever since Russian Federation tried and failed to block it last month.

Unfortunately, some Telegram features, such as stickers, don't work correctly under iOS 11.4 that was just released - even though we fixed this issue weeks ago.

Notably, the report suggests that the new initiative will - like the App Store's search results - focus on advertising iOS apps rather than physical goods or other products, the original focus of an Apple iAds project that ran into issues years ago. This has been happening since April when Russian Federation first sent its request to Google and Apple to block push notifications and updates on for the app. Ars has reached out to Apple for further comment.

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"We believe we did the only possible thing, preserving the right of our users to privacy in a troubled country", Durov wrote today.

"Unfortunately, Apple didn't side with us". He said that had meant Telegram was also unable to fully comply with new privacy rules put in place in the European Union last week. "While Russia makes up only 7 percent of Telegram's userbase, Apple is restricting updates for all Telegram users around the world since mid-April".

Russian Federation wanted Telegram to turn over encryption keys, which the company refused to do. Alexander Zharov, head of Roskomnadzor refused to provide details on what actions the telecom watchdog can take if Apple fails to reply. The most recent figures released by Telegram note that there are about 200 million monthly active users, with 14 million in Russia, although those figures predate the scuffle with Russian regulators.

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