They are now requiring that the software makers who create these applications provide the FSB with the ability to decode encrypted communications. You read that right. The FSB wants these companies to give them the ability to snoop on all communications.
Everything is fine. /sarcasm
So, who might be running afoul of this legislation? Well, all of them basically. Here is a list from the EFF that ranks the secure messaging platforms overall. Please note that this is an older scorecard and they are in the process of updating it at the time of this writing.
While this is not much of a surprise in Russia, I see rumblings for this sort of access in governments the world over. It is such a convenient scape goat to invoke terrorism as a rationale for stripping away the privacy of the people.
A disturbing trend to say the least.
Source: CSO Online
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