Asked this Friday about France Inter, Mounir Mahjoubi, the secretary of state in charge of digital, revealed that the government was working on the creation of an end-to-end encrypted public messaging system, internal to the state, in particular to replace
Telegram in particular was popular with politicians, but while it is touted as secure messaging, it also has its flaws. For example, Telegram does not perform any encryption for group messages. In addition, to be able to benefit from end-to-end encryption, you must activate the “Secret Chat” mode, a particularity to be aware of. In any case, the craze around the Russian platform seems to have passed.
In Russia, Telegram faces bigger problems. A court has just ordered the blocking of messaging in the country. The company refused to provide special services with the keys to read users’ messages.