Russian Government Asked Google, Apple To Remove Telegram From Stores
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.
Messaging App ‘Telegram’ Has Been Banned In Russia
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.
Telegram Exploit Used To Spread Cryptocurrency Mining Malware
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.
Telegram For Android Updated With Video Streaming
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.
Apple Reportedly Removed Telegram For Serving Child Pornography
Last week messenger app Telegram had mysteriously vanished from the iTunes App Store, with Telegram’s CEO Pavel Durov claiming that it had been removed due to “inappropriate content” that was being circulated on its app by users. However Durov did not dive into specifics, but we might have an idea of what it could be now.
Apple Removes Telegram From App Store
Telegram, a popular encrypted messaging application, is no longer available on the iOS App Store. Apple has removed the main app as well as the new Telegram X app from the App Store. It’s not that the company is opposed to apps like these because Telegram has long been available for iOS devices. Apple seems to have taken this action because some “inappropriate content” was made available to Telegram users […]
Telegram Launches Experimental ‘Telegram X’ App
There are multiple messaging apps out there that are available for users on smartphones, and Telegram is one of the many. However it looks like Telegram wants to expand its offerings and has recently announced a new experimental app called Telegram X, which for the most part is still Telegram.
Telegram ICO Aiming To Raise A Staggering $1.2 Billion
You may have seen the word ICO being thrown around very liberally over the past year. Companies you’ve probably never heard of are aggressively promoting their ICOs on Facebook. It stands for Initial Coin Offering. A company that’s doing an ICO offers investors units of a new cryptocurrency or crypto-token in exchange for digital currencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum. Telegram, a well known messaging company, is reportedly going to do […]
Telegram Updated With Support For Multiple Accounts, Quick Replies
If you’re someone who juggles multiple chat accounts for different purposes, like personal, school, work, business, and etc., then being able to have multiple accounts within a single messenger app probably comes in handy. The good news is that if you’re a Telegram user, the app has been updated with support for multiple accounts, quick replies, and more.
Live Location Sharing Feature Arrives For Telegram
One of the benefits of our modern smartphones is that they come with GPS sensors in them, allowing our devices to pinpoint our location which comes in handy when using maps. This feature is also taken advantage of by apps like instant messengers that allow users to share their location with each other.
Photos And Videos Sent In Telegram Can Now Self-Destruct
For those who highly value their privacy, there are several messaging apps that they can choose from. Telegram is one of those apps, and thanks to a recent update it looks like the app just got a bit more robust in terms of protecting your privacy with a new feature that will allow users to set photos and videos to self-destruct.
Telegram Video Messages Launched
Telegram has rolled out a new update for its app which brings two major features: video messages and telescope. The video messages feature comes after voice messages, a feature that’s much loved by Telegram users. Starting today, users can now send video messages to their contacts the same way they send voice messages.
Telegram For PC Released On Windows Store
If you’re obsessed with having a secure messaging service at your disposal, there are many services out there that you can choose from, and Telegram is one of them. It has recently been adding some great new features to its mobile apps and today it has finally followed through with an app that many have long been waiting for. The Telegram for PC app is live now and available for […]
Telegram Launches Encrypted Voice Calls
There are plenty of apps and services that allow you to make voice calls over the internet. Some of them offer end-to-end encryption as well. Telegram, a messaging app known for its emphasis on secrecy, today announced that it’s rolling out the voice calling feature that it has been testing for a long time. The company has further confirmed that all voice calls made in Telegram are end-to-end encrypted.
Security Researchers Discover Vulnerabilities In WhatsApp And Telegram
If you are using either WhatsApp or Telegram’s messaging apps, it seems that security researchers over at Check Point have discovered (via 9to5Mac) some security vulnerabilities that could potentially allow a hacker to take over your account, which we have to admit sounds pretty scary.
CIA Can Bypass WhatsApp And Signal Encryption, Claims WikiLeaks
WikiLeaks today released thousands of documents that it claims reveals the hacking toolkit used by the Central Intelligence Agency to break into devices like smartphones and computers. This is the first time in quite a while that so many documents that are claimed to be related to the CIA’s operations have been leaked online. The trove consists of 7,818 pages with 943 attachment while WikiLeaks says that the entire archive […]
Instagram Won't Allow You To Promote Your Telegram Or Snapchat
It’s common for us to use our social media profiles to point people towards our profiles on other networks since almost everybody these days uses multiple services. It’s a great way to get followers across all of these different services but if you want to send people from your Instagram to your Snapchat or Telegram, you have to think of another way. Instagram has decided that it’s not going to […]
Messaging App Telegram Now Has 100 Million Monthly Active Users
When it comes to messaging apps, it’s safe to say that WhatsApp is currently in the lead with more than 1 billion users. However it looks like its competitors are nipping on their heels, especially the folks at Telegram who have recently announced that they have managed to hit 100 million monthly active users.
Telegram Gains Millions Of New Users After WhatsApp Outage
One man’s meat is another man’s poison, but if you were to translate this to the modern day context, “one web service’s outage is another service’s membership gain.” Case in point – WhatsApp, the recently acquired entity by Facebook for a whopping $19 billion, endured its biggest outage to date (not the most auspicious of starts, for sure), where even the company’s CEO has issued a formal apology. Well, their […]