“ICloud is now officially a snooping tool. Applications that use it to store your private messages (such as WhatsApp) are part of this problem, ”he wrote in his Telegram channel.

So Durov commented on a Reuters article in which it was reported that Apple abandoned plans to provide users with the ability to fully encrypt backups from their devices in the service, since this step could hamper FBI investigations.

In November, Durov advised users to remove the WhatsApp messenger due to security issues.