Pavel Durov, CEO of Telegram, proposes leveraging crypto-like technology to safeguard communications from government surveillance, echoing concerns over increasing invasions of digital privacy.

Durov, known for his strong stance on user privacy, shared experiences with FBI and Russian authorities, highlighting the urgency of the issue.

He suggests developing secure communication devices akin to cryptocurrency hardware wallets, utilising encryption and decentralised storage to protect user data from unauthorised access.

These proposals come amidst concerns over the US government's plans to expand surveillance powers, as highlighted by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.