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Today, on October 10, Pavel Durov celebrates his birthday! He created the social network VKontakte and the Telegram messenger. If you do not know who Pavel Durov is, you were obviously born not so long ago or did not read our million articles about TON. In honor of Pavel Durov's birthday, we publish his most interesting quotes:
Whenever technological advancement is made it can always be used both for good or for bad, you can compare it with the invention of gunpowder for example : Once the secret is out there, it doesn't make sense to force your local users of gunpowder to make your gunpowder less efficient when the other side can still use it and use it in an efficient way.
This is a big debate concerning the values of the society in question : Whether the risk of a terrorist act is more important than the 100 % right to privacy, this should be decided by the people of the country in question. Not by Pavel Durov.
We had a simple choice: Either betray our values or keep our values and leave Russia to try to do something new.
What I saw in countries like Russia [and] many other places is that when law enforcement bodies get access or can get access to the data eventually it leads to abusing that kind of power.