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Telegram Passport

Telegram just launched a feature that’s both terrifying and brilliant

July 27th, 2018

If you’ve ever had to identify yourself online using actual IDs like passports, driving licenses, and whatever else, you know how much of a hassle it can be. You have to scan those documents and then upload them or email them to sites without fully understanding how your sensitive data will be protected. You’ll then …

Telegram App Ban

Russia wants Apple and Google to remove Telegram from their app stores

April 17th, 2018

Created by Russian-born developers, encrypted chat app Telegram is one of the most popular instant messaging apps on iPhone and Android. But Russia has Telegram in its sights for the company’s refusal to share encryption keys with the state’s FSB intelligence agency. Telegram is officially banned in Russia right now, and the country has gone …

Telegram banned from Russia

Russia bans Telegram after messaging app ignores court order

April 13th, 2018

The Russian government has ordered an immediate ban on Telegram, the encrypted messaging app, after the company ignored a court order to give the Federal Security Service access to encryption keys. The ban will come into force immediately, the Tass Russian news agency reports, and will remain in place until Telegram gives the FSB access to encryption keys. …

WhatsApp and Telegram Image Hack

Hackers can own any WhatsApp account with one malicious meme

March 15th, 2017

WhatsApp and Telegram are two instant messaging apps that have more than a billion users between them. They offer encrypted communications, convenient messaging, and a bunch of other features that don’t get the headlines. But new research reveals that a malware-injected image would have been enough to steal someone’s WhatsApp or Telegram web accounts. It’d …

ISIS Sex Slaves Traffic

ISIS is using encrypted apps for sex slave trade

July 6th, 2016

Much has been written about ISIS using encrypted devices to plan and coordinate highly sophisticated terror attacks in the western world as well as in other countries, many close to what ISIS calls home. The organization may indeed use encrypted programs for communications, though reports detailing the recent incidents in Paris proved that’s not the …

WhatsApp Encrypted Chats Intercepted

Hackers can read your WhatsApp and Telegram chats if they wanted to

June 2nd, 2016

WhatsApp has recently announced that all its chats are protected by end-to-end encryption, meaning that only the sender and receiver will be able to read the messages in a conversation. Telegram offers end-to-end encryption too in secret chats. But hackers can read WhatsApp and Telegram conversations with relative ease if they wanted to, and that’s all …

Encrypted Chat Telegram ISIS

Encrypted chat app Telegram reverses stance, bans 78 ISIS accounts

November 19th, 2015

Some people suspect that the ISIS group involved in the November 13th attacks on Paris used encrypted apps and services to communicate, with Telegram being highlighted as one chat app that ISIS-affiliated members favor. However, there’s no official proof the attackers actually used encrypted devices and services to talk to each other when planning attacks. …