The German Justice Ministry is reportedly demanding the messaging app Telegram open itself to law enforcement and pay a multi-million euro fine. The news comes after an elite police unit was disbanded over extremist group chats.
Every month, more than 500 million security-conscious smartphone owners use Telegram. The app encrypts all chats and calls, and Russian-born founder Pavel Durov has not embraced the censorship or collaboration with law enforcement that his Silicon Valley competitors Facebook/WhatsApp’s Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter’s Jack Dorsey have. Read more from RT Question More.