Telegram is adding a new privacy layer, letting you sign-up without your real phone number and use instead anonymous numbers from the Fragment blockchain platform. Also new, set a global auto-delete timer to remove messages in all new chats without leaving a trace.
Pavel Durov warns, "stay away from WhatsApp"
Telegram lets you create group chats with up to 200k members, share media files up to 2GB each, and all your messages are stored in the cloud, so you can easily access them from anywhere.
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Motive? The Apple Tax, of course
Using end-to-end encrypted messaging services can make this data inaccessible to third parties and protection from bad actors. So the question is, which popular messaging apps use end-to-end encryption?
During the time Facebook messaging apps were down, millions of users found themselves forced to look for alternatives in Telegram and Signal
Stay connected with everyone, plus share documents and videos up to 1GB -- and do it all privately thanks to heavily encrypted messages. It's free and multi-platform.
Telegram's Pavel Durov criticizes Apple for selling 'overpriced, obsolete hardware' from the 'Middle Ages'
Founder of popular messaging app gave scathing comments on the iPhone, Apple's closed ecosystem and Cupertino's relations with China
End-to-end encryption is still limited to secret chats
It's alleged that the app facilitates violence and extremism
Taken from a 2019 vulnerability
Private chats will remain ad-free, however
It's becoming even easier to troll (or be trolled) with deepfakes
The popular messaging app is the latest to criticize Apple's App Store powers
Failing that, Telegram will forfeit a $1.7 billion investment
The encrypted service was overwhelmed with "GADZILLIONS of garbage requests"
Cupertino collusion with the Russians
Users are still finding ways to use the service
Israel and the Freemasons are also targets
Did it say please?
Citing worries over snooping by Russian and US governments