Russia now collecting encryption keys to decode information from Facebook, WhatsApp and Telegram

Scary headline but as the article says, no evidence they can actually crack the encryption yet. More likely to be scare tactics otherwise why would they advertise it?

Seems to be the way things are going though, with the UAE making noises about fining people who use VPNs “for the purpose of committing a crime or preventing its discovery”.

How would the authorities detect that someone is using something like SAFE?