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“VKontakte” refrained from criticizing Roskomnadzor, but promised to introduce end-to-end encryption of voice calls

On the eve of Roskomnadzor blocked the IP addresses of the social network for several hours

VKontakte did not criticize Roskomnadzor for blocking its own IP-addresses for several hours, but promised to introduce full end-to-end encryption of voice and video calls. This was reported by the managing director of the social network Andrei Rogozov.

One of the main technologies that guarantees data security is end-to-end encryption, which occurs on the end user’s device. The transfer of any keys and access to information outside the device is not possible by definition. This is how most of the leading messaging services in the world work. End encryption allows you to ensure the confidentiality of calls and protection from access to them by a third party.

Andrey Rogozov
Managing Director of VKontakte

Rogozov noted that because of the “misunderstanding of the principles of the modern Internet” many websites and services are being used, which are used by millions of people.

You yourself could face this – yesterday one of our IP-addresses was blocked, as a result of which some users of VKontakte temporarily lost access to the social network. Also, because of the unstable work after the RCN blocking, we had to disable the integration of the ReCaptcha service, which VKontakte uses to combat spam, and support for AMP technology, which allows instant opening of external pages in our mobile applications.

Andrey Rogozov
Managing Director of VKontakte

The managing director of VKontakte did not blame Rosetnadzor for problems, instead he stated about the “responsibility” of the social network for communicating people.

In the near future we will launch voice and video calls with end-to-end encryption. This means that no one except you and your interlocutor can ever get the content of the conversation. Already, end-to-end encryption is beginning to be used everywhere – and we believe that the desire for secure communication of Internet users will not cause the disappearance of communication media. Progress is unstoppable.

Andrey Rogozov
Managing Director of VKontakte

The press service of VKontakte confirme that end-to-end encryption will appear in other products of the social network, including personal messages from users.

End-to-end encryption is also called end-to-end encryption: when it is used, encryption keys are known only to communicating users. This is the way to protect the privacy of correspondence using Telegram.

Addresses “VKontakte” stayed under Roskomnadzora lock for several hours, along with the IP «Yandex” and “classmates.” The regulator explained this by “technological features of the system operation” when trying to block Telegram. “Yandex” called it “a blow to the whole runetu.”

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