If you recall, the Russian government had recently demanded encryption keys be shared with it for services that were encrypting content. Telegram is one such encrypted service, and it decided to give the finger to the Russian government, instead of handing over the encryption keys so that its users could be surveilled. Russia has responded by blacklisting nearly 1.7M IP addresses on Amazon and Google services that Telegram uses....or used to. Russian authorities are attempting to crush messaging platform Telegram. After refusing to hand over its encryption keys so that users can be spied on, last week a court ordered the service to be blocked. Yesterday broad action was taken, with ISPs blocking more than 1.8 million Telegram-utilized IP addresses belonging to Google and Amazon. At the end of March, authorities suggested that around 15 million IP addresses (13.5 million belonging to Amazon) could be blocked to target chat software Zello. While those measures were averted, a further 500 domains belonging to Google were caught in the dragnet.