Reporters learned 34 the verdict of the courts of the Russian Federation, which refers to “the removal of information from technical channels of communication” and found that the country’s intelligence agencies have access to view personal correspondence in ICQ messenger. This writes the Russian “Novaya Gazeta.
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Most cases brought under article 228 of the Criminal code “illegal acquisition, storage, transportation, manufacture, processing of narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances or their analogues”. According to the publication, in 21 cases of all personal information was removed after withdrawal of the device, and in six it is impossible to determine which came first — taking or reading correspondence.
In seven sentences, according to journalists, “it’s safe to speak” on the collection of information from communication channels.
Finally, in six cases of them we are talking about the messenger ICQ, which is owned Mail.Ru Group, signed edition.
“The only case where investigators did not read “ICQ” — this business about evasion from payment of customs duties, where there was, apparently, opened e-mail. We don’t know what kind of mail service it is, however, circumstantial evidence can be assumed that this is a domestic corporate e-mail to a private company. So if you want to power Russia you finally noticed and heard — write them in “ICQ”. There, if not answer, at least write down”,— said the journalist.
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The representative of the ICQ told TJournal that the team of service denies information about the reading of the correspondence of the intelligence services. The messenger said that the study “New” for legal evaluation. On the question of whether ICQ is preparing to file a lawsuit, the service said that before the end of the study the publication of “on the conclusions to speak early”.
The newspaper reminds that before the lock Telegram Advisor to the President of the Russian Federation on the development of the Internet Herman Klimenko, as well as some other officials are advised to upgrade to ICQ. In addition, it established the press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov, to communicate with journalists after the departure of the messenger of Pavel Durov.
As previously reported “FACTS”, Russia’s recognized to inhibit Telegram impossible.