Telegram accuses Apple of blocking updates

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This is why the Federal Service for Supervision of Communications or Roskomnadzor has again demanded Apple that it removes the app from the App Store and stops sending Russian users push notifications regarding it. According to the report, over the past four years the revenue of Apple's App store has increased by 119%.

In a post on his own Telegram channel today, Durov apologised for some features not working under just-released iOS 11.4. Last month, a nationwide ban was implemented on Telegram in Russian Federation following the app's refusal to offer data access to the country's intelligence community.

Pavel Durov, who co-founded Telegram with his brother Nikolai Durov in 2013, said that Apple sided with Russian Federation after the company refused to provide decryption keys for users' communications to the country's security agencies.

Surprisingly, and maybe because of how popular the resistance was proving to be, it looked like several of the key cloud hosting companies, such as Google and Amazon's AWS, where Telegram along with many other sites and apps host their data and operations, had made a decision to hold firm to see how things would develop, even when their own consumer-facing services were suffering.

Apple's digital ad initiatives have had mixed results in the past, but that apparently isn't stopping the company from pursuing a new option: selling ads within search results offered by third-party apps.

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Apple did not immediately respond to requests for comment on Durov's claims. "Unfortunately, Apple didn't side with us".

A little over a month ago, Russian authorities started blocking messaging service Telegram in the country as the organization behind the app refused to share the encryption keys for its users' private conversations. We believe we did the only possible thing, preserving the right of our users to privacy in a troubled country. He said that had meant Telegram was also unable to fully comply with new privacy rules put in place in the European Union last week. "We are continuing our efforts to resolve the situation", the exec added.

Durov also blames Apple for Telegram being unable to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation due to the alleged block on updates.

"Sorry for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience".