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Telegram says massive cyber attack originated in China
Fri, Jun 14, 2019
Telegram founder Pavel Durov revealed that the massive cyber attack on the encryption-based service was launched by China. In a tweet response, Durov wrote that the IP addresses originated mostly from China. He further added that all state actor-sized DDoS attack coincided in time with protests in Hong Kong. The revelation comes a day after Telegram's network experienced outage after it was flooded with overwhelming traffic.
Telegram rubbishes WhatsApp's end-to-end encryption
Thu, May 16, 2019
As the world left shocked at the news of a bug in WhatsApp`s audio call feature that allowed hackers to install spyware onto Android and iOS phones just by calling the target, its rival Telegram has warned that WhatsApp will continue to be open to surveillance.
Telegram now lets users delete entire chat history
Tue, Mar 26, 2019
Giving tough competition to WhatsApp that lets its users delete messages "for everyone" within a time limit, private instant messaging and voice over IP service Telegram has expanded its similar feature that allows users to unsend messages that come from either them or the person who sent the mes
Telegram gains 3 mn users after Facebook outage
Thu, Mar 14, 2019
Accroding to a report in TechCrunch, Telegram garnered over three million new users during Facebook`s downtime.
Facebook, Telegram working on their own cryptocurrencies
Fri, Mar 01, 2019
Not only Facebook, highly-encrypted mobile communications apps Telegram and Signal are also on the job to roll out new cryptocurrencies over the next year,
Facebook, Whatsapp, Instagram to be blocked? See what DoT wants
Tue, Aug 07, 2018
The telecom department has sought views of the industry on technical measures that can be adopted for blocking mobile apps like Instagram, Facebook, WhatsApp, Telegram, etc in situations where national security and public order are under threat.
Telegram messaging says Apple has prevented its updates since April
Fri, Jun 01, 2018
Pavel Durov said on his Twitter and Telegram accounts that while the application was available from Apple, Telegram has not been able to deliver technical updates to installed versions of the product anywhere.
Uber's use of encrypted messaging may set legal precedents
Sat, Dec 02, 2017
The revelations Tuesday and Wednesday about the extensive use of Wickr inside Uber upended the high-stakes legal showdown with Alphabet`s Inc Waymo unit, which accuses the ride-hailing firm of stealing its self-driving car secrets.