Telegram was created by a maverick Russian programmer Pavel Durov and his brother Nikolai in 2013. This is a free app that allows people to exchange messages, stickers, videos and photos in groups of upto 5000 and was successful to attract 200 million users and more.
The federal service for supervision of communications, information technology and mass media has requested Apple on Monday to help in blocking Telegram. This app has been banned in Russia for refusing to give security services access of private conversations.
The federal service also known as Roskomnadzor has asked apple to block the push notifications for the users of telegram which will not allow the users to receive alerts when a new message is received that will become inconvenient for the users and lead to decrease in the downloads as well as to make it no longer available for downloading in Russia.
The regulator has quoted that “In order to avoid possible action by Roskomnadzor for violations of the functioning of the above-mentioned Apple service, we ask you to inform us as soon as possible about your company’s further actions to resolve the problematic issue,”
Alexander Zharov, the director of Roskomnadzor further adds to Interfax, a Russian news agency that Apple had a time span of a month to revert and decline to speculate about the possible actions it could take against US firm if they refuse to conform.