With WhatsApp announcing that they will soon start sharing data with Facebook, this has led to a bit of a panic where people are worried about what kind of data will be shared, and what it means for privacy. So much so that they have started to flock to other more privacy-based apps like Signal and Telegram.
For the longest time ever since it launched, Telegram has remained free to use. The app boasts about 500 million users to date, which means that it has a very large platform should they choose to monetize it, and it looks like they will finally be doing that and it will be coming in the form of ads.
Video calls are all the rage these days as we practice social distancing for work and school. However, there is the question regarding security of such calls, and whether or not they can be intercepted, and this is where end-to-end encryption comes in. If you’re after an app that can provide that, Telegram could be worth looking at.
Back in the early days of messaging apps on smartphones, if you wanted to edit a photo or video, you would have to do so outside the app. This can be a bit troublesome and adds unnecessary steps, but that has since changed. In fact, in the latest update to Telegram, the company has announced that its app will now come with an enhanced video editing tool.
These days, video calling applications and features are becoming increasingly popular due to the coronavirus which has forced everyone to stay home. As such, people are turning to these types of services so that they can continue to stay in touch with loved ones, friends, classmates, and co-workers.
When it comes to messaging apps, WhatsApp is probably one of the biggest messaging platforms at the moment. However, it doesn’t necessarily mean that it is the best. In fact, several other messaging apps previously launched features that WhatsApp only implemented much later.
These days more companies are looking to launch their own cryptocurrencies. Facebook announced their own plans earlier this year and now it looks like Telegram wants in as well. This is actually not the first time that Telegram expressed interest in launching their own cryptocurrency.
Both WhatsApp and Telegram tout themselves as secure messaging systems thanks to their use of end-to-end encryption. However, according to researchers from Symantec, they have discovered that there is a flaw in both their systems that allow hackers to potentially manipulate media files that have been sent and received through its platforms.
As some of you might have heard, Telegram had recently experience some connectivity issues in which a DDoS attack was to blame. However, it seems that this was more than just a regular DDoS attack, it was one that could have been orchestrated by a country, or at least that’s what Telegram’s CEO, Pavel Durov is implying.
Many popular messaging apps allow you to delete messages but that functionality is largely limited to your own device. Even if you delete a message on your phone it remains visible on the recipient’s device. So a message sent years ago could come back to haunt you later on in life, complete with verifiable proof that you sent it. Telegram, a popular privacy-focused messaging app, is now allowing users to delete […]
Have you ever tried to organize a lunch or dinner or a birthday party for a friend or family member within the context of a group chat? It can get pretty messy as everyone is chiming in with their own opinions, or going off topic. However if you’re a Telegram user, then you might want to check out the latest update to the app.
If you use Telegram as your main messenger app, you’ll be pleased to learn that the app has received a rather significant update that will bring about a ton of new features and improvements to it. This will be applicable to both the iOS and Android versions of the app, so neither platform will be left out.
These days our instant messenger apps are more than just apps to send messages with. For example many of these such apps are capable of making voice and video calls, playing games, sharing files, and even making mobile payments. This is why it doesn’t come as a surprise to learn that Telegram has introduced a new feature to its app.
Russia recently ordered Apple to remove the secure messaging app Telegram from the country’s App Store and Telegram’s CEO has now said that Apple has actually prevented Telegram from updating its app globally ever since the Russian order came in April. Telegram has already moved the courts in Russia to challenge the ban while the Federal Security Service maintains that the ban is essential to protect the country from security […]
Telegram, a secure messaging service, had been working to launch its very own ICO or initial coin offering. It’s a process through which companies can now raise funds by issuing digital coins to investors. It has already conducted a private sale which brought in a substantial amount of money. Many in the crypto game were waiting for the public sale of Telegram’s coins but it appears that Telegram will no […]
As secure as messaging apps claim to be these days, the fact that a private company owns it means that for certain groups such as businesses or governments, it can be a bit disconcerting to allowing someone else to hold control over your information and security. This is why it’s not surprising that France has announced that they will be building their own messaging app.
The other day it was announced that messaging app Telegram would be banned in Russia. It was unclear when the ban would go into effect, but it seems that the Russian government has wasted no time because according to reports, the country’s state telecommunications regulator said that they have asked Google and Apple to remove the app from their app stores.
There are some of you guys who might be familiar with the Telegram messaging app. The app, just like other messaging apps like WhatsApp, is known for its security with its encrypted messages that prevents messages from being read even if they are intercepted. Unfortunately it seems that it is this level of security and privacy that has resulted in the app getting banned in Russia.
It seems like every other day we hear about another website or another service being exploited to deliver cryptocurrency mining malware. This sort of malware is specifically designed to hijack the victim’s CPU resources to mine digital currency thus earning huge sums for those who are behind it. According to a new report, a zero-day exploit in the desktop version of Telegram was recently used to spread cryptocurrency malware.
When sending video over instant messenger apps like WhatsApp, you usually have to download the video first before you can play it back. This is versus watching videos on platforms like YouTube where you can stream as you go. The good news is that it looks like Telegram is bringing that feature to its app.