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Roskomnadzor blocked more than 300 IP-addresses WhatsApp

Roskomnadzor entered 329 IP-addresses of the WhatsApp messenger in the register of prohibited sites. This was reported in his Telegram channel by activist Philip Culin, who tracks the completion of the unloading of the registry.

The unloading of the registry also included 180 IP addresses of the Akamai network and addresses of several Russian companies, including 18 IP addresses of the Russian hosting provider Selectel, and one Facebook address.

Update at 16:03: about an hour after the lock, the IP addresses of WhatsApp and Facebook were removed from the registry unloading . Kulin told The Bell that WhatsApp addresses were entered on the register at 14:15, and at 15:19 they were removed.

Some users also complained about the inaccessibility of the Russian search engine “Sputnik” and the AppStore.


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As noted by “Medusa”, access is limited by the decision of the Prosecutor General’s Office on 31.27.2018 / Id2971-18. By the same decision, millions of IP addresses of popular hosting providers were added to the registry during the restriction of access to Telegram.

Providers began to block Telegram on April 16 because of the service’s failure to transfer the encryption keys to the FSB to access the users’ correspondence. On the same day, Roskomnadzor blocked 655,532 IP addresses of Amazon and about a million Google addresses, explaining that companies allow Telegram to use their addresses to bypass locks in Russia. In April Roskomnadzor unblockedmore than 3 million IP-addresses of Amazon.

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