May 31, 2018

Apple and Russia face off over Telegram on App Store

Apple and Russia are locked in a stand-off over the company's App Store. The Russian telecoms regulator Roskomnadzor has asked the US firm to remove the popular messenger app Telegram from the Russian version of the store. Apple has previously complied with Chinese requests to remove VPN services from its App Store. Telegram claims on the FAQ section of its website that "Apple has been blocking Telegram from updating its iOS app globally since mid-April". On the Android Google Play store by comparison, the app was last updated on May 26, the day after the GDPR implementation date.

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