“VKontakte” will encrypt audio and video calls to users


MOSCOW, April 27. /TASS/. Social network “Vkontakte” (the social network belongs Mail.ru Group) plans to launch end-to-end encrypted voice and video calls, said on his page “Vkontakte” managing Director of the social network Andrey Rozov.

“Soon we will launch voice and video calls with end-to-end encryption. This means that no one except You and Your partner will never be able to get the contents of the conversation,” wrote pink.

Through or EOL (end-to-end) encryption – a method of transmitting data in which the message access is only given to users involved in the conversation. At this stage, the ability to communicate with end-to-end encryption possible in messenzhder Facebook, Whatsapp, Viber and other messengers.

One of the major technologies, which guarantees the safety of data – the so-called end-to-end encryption that occurs on the user’s end device, said Rogozov.

“Transfer any keys and getting access to information outside of the device is impossible by definition. So are most of the leading services of the message exchange in the world. Endpoint encryption ensures the confidentiality of conversations and protected from getting access to a third party”, – he explained.

According to managing Director of “Vkontakte”, now end-to-end encryption is used everywhere.

Pink also confirmed that the launch was made, the IP addresses of the social network in the register of Roskomnadzor. In his opinion, the restriction of access to many resources in an attempt to block access to Telegram happens “because of a misunderstanding of the principles of the modern web”.

“Yesterday was one of our blocked IP addresses, causing the users of “Vkontakte” temporarily lost access to the social network. Also due to the unstable operation after locking Roskomnadzor we had to disable the integration of the reCaptcha service, which “Vkontakte” uses to fight spam, and support of technology AMP, which allows you to open external pages in our mobile application,” – said Rogozov.

He noted that fully or partially inaccessible services, which are used by millions of people. “It limits or complicates the work of businesses, primarily technology”, he added.

“We believe that the desire for safe communication of Internet users will not cause the disappearance of the means of communication. Progress is unstoppable”, he concluded.

Roskomnadzor explained the hit to the register of banned sites the IP addresses of certain social and technological features of the system. The Ministry said that these IP addresses are not sent to the operators to limit access.

Tagansky court of Moscow on April 13 satisfied the requirement of Roskomnadzor to block the access to messenger Telegram in Russia for failure of the FSS keys to decrypt user messages. On April 16, the operators started the procedure of blocking.

Also from April 16, Roskomnadzor started blocking IP addresses subnetting Amazon and Google, which Telegram uses to work messenger. Then began to appear about the failures of third-party resources that used their hosting.

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