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rcjordan

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Telegram app
« on: December 12, 2017, 04:32:31 PM »
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One of the most secretive tribes on the planet, Putin’s staff in the Kremlin, not only uses his encryption network, but praises it publicly, albeit with a characteristic caveat.

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With Twitter and Facebook banned, Telegram accounts for about 40 percent of all Iranian internet traffic, according to Techrasa, a market researcher.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-12-12/cryptic-russian-crusader-says-his-5-billion-app-can-t-be-bought

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Re: Telegram app
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2017, 10:18:32 PM »
This app could easily replace skype. Unfortunately they refuse to offer a desktop UX and everything is locked to mobile width.

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Re: Telegram app
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2017, 03:34:46 PM »
>Telegram accounts for about 40 percent of all Iranian internet traffic

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The CEO of Telegram says Iran is “blocking access ... for the majority of Iranians” after protesters used the popular messaging app to plan and publicize demonstrations.

CEO Pavel Durov made the announcement on Twitter Sunday.

Iranians said the app is now inaccessible by mobile phone networks.

The Telegram app has been used to share videos of the protests, the largest since 2009, and times for new rallies.

Users said Sunday that they could no longer access the app via cellphone networks, though it was still available via Wifi and home internet connections.

Iranian media also reported the disruption.

https://apnews.com/dea996d7666440f181737b377ecf265f

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Re: Telegram app
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2018, 12:41:04 AM »
Telegram is generally panned by the security gurus for its questionable closed source crypto which essentially amounts to... "trust us"
There are more secure options, but they certainly aren't as easy to use compared to Telegram.

Interesting comments on this from Mr. Snowden:
https://twitter.com/Snowden/status/947190333540061185