“We don’t care, – wrote Durov, whether a particular country to press charges against us for protecting the privacy of our users. We are always ready to cut all of our personal and business connections with such places, so they had no leverage on us.”
He recalled that, although an “ethnic Russian”, but in Russia there live his parents, received the passport of Saint Kitts and considers the inability to arrive in the Russian Federation “small fee” for “at stake values.
“They (the authorities of Russia and Iran – ed.) can try to lock us in their territory, continued she – but, as I showed in my previous post about China, even that doesn’t always help. In the end, freedom and privacy will prevail and those who would like to return in the 1930-ies, will be on the side of history.”
The entrepreneur has reminded that “if you take archaic laws that restrict freedoms, you will end up destroying their own economy. Over the past few years, Google, Oracle, and Microsoft shut down their offices in Russia, and many small companies have followed their example.”
Users of messenger Durov promised that “until (while the policy of Russia and Iran will not change – ed.) we will continue to provide users in these markets the opportunity to secure messaging from places where respect for freedom.”
We will remind that this week the FSB said the claims against Durov for his refusal to open messages of messenger users to surveillance by the intelligence services in the framework of the “Spring package”.
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