The head of Roskomnadzor has accused the makers of the messengers in the deception of users

The head of Roskomnadzor Alexander Zharov made a criticism of the messenger. According to the politician, promised anonymity, which they say the creators of the online instant messaging is nothing more than marketing deception.

About his attitude to the services instantly send messages to the head of Roskomnadzor Alexander Zharov spoke in column of TASS. The reason for writing articles was the introduction of mandatory rules identify users of instant messengers. According to Zharov, the anonymity that users ensure the creators of such platforms is a deception, as the owner of the smartphone gives the program access to your contacts at the stage of installation of the application.

Opening the app access to your contacts, allow you to identify who from your contact list uses it. Thus, simply being present in the notebook of someone’s smartphone, you already identified the property of the messenger, whether you like it or not.

Apart from this, Zharov emphasized that the anonymity of instant messaging might interfere with the work of law enforcement agencies and investigative agencies, as well as be a source of unreliable information and spam.

The messengers offered (and offer) the users of the imaginary anonymity. Imaginary — because the term “anonymity” is nothing more than a marketing ploy.

According to the statements of policy, slojivshuyusya the situation with weak anonymity can fix the updated identification procedure. It includes the use of reliable phone numbers, and also closer cooperation of mobile operators and the guidance of the messengers.

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