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sam1wiseone
Senior Contributor

more than one way to skin a cat

From my telegram feed:

"Telegram surpassed 500 million active users.

In the past 72 hours alone, more than 25 million new users from around the world joined Telegram.

Thank you! These milestones were made possible by users like you who invite their friends to Telegram."

 

https://thewhistler.ng/telegram-gains-25m-users-in-72hrs-as-whatsapp-suffers-backlash-over-privacy-p...

 

Telegram, following the change of privacy terms by WhatsApp messenger, said it added 25 million new users in the past 72 hours.

The messaging app was banned in several countries including Russia for its refusal to cooperate with authorities and handover encryption keys.

Meanwhile, WhatsApp had introduced some controversial changes to its privacy policy that will allow it to share more data with its parent company, Facebook.

 

3 Replies
sam1wiseone
Senior Contributor

Re: more than one way to skin a cat

People want privacy and freedom, things democrats hate.

Strongly suggest moving away from simple texting.  The cell companies freely give that to the government.

sdholloway56
Senior Advisor

Re: more than one way to skin a cat

Unless some of your terror cell smuggle one in you won't have a cell phone in jail anyway.

sam1wiseone
Senior Contributor

Re: more than one way to skin a cat


@sam1wiseone wrote:

People want privacy and freedom, things democrats hate.

Strongly suggest moving away from simple texting.  The cell companies freely give that to the government.


"During our team's 1-week visit to the US last year we had two attempts to bribe our devs by US agencies + pressure on me from the FBI," Durov said in a tweet, when responding to criticism about his app.

Durov continued to say he believes it is "naive" that organisations and companies can "run an independent/secure cryptoapp" from within the US. He also made claims that Telegram's main competitor, the widely used Signal, may have a 'backdoor' that can bypass encryption.